Fight for safe schools and stand up for young people’s futures

The Young Communist League has issued a statement following the defeat of the Tory Government plans to fully reopen schools in January 2021 despite dangerously unsafe levels of infection from COVID-19 in Britain. The latest debacle over the reopening of schools despite the unsafe levels of COVID-19 infection in Britain is just another example of […]

YCL Student Commission renews fight against tuition fees

Over the last few days, YCLers across the country have been out campaigning in support of students currently struggling under lockdown. From Edinburgh and Glasgow to Cambridge and Brighton, with Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield in between, YCLers have been out campaigning and making their voices heard. As the YCL’s Student Commission argued last month, “Rather […]

YCL: Fight back against the unjust A Level and vocational qualification results!

The YCL condemns the latest scandalous Government attack on the rights and living conditions of Britain’s working students and urges the youth to organise from their schools and communities and resist this unjust declaration of results. In this latest fiasco, almost 40% of pupils’ predicted results went down by 1 or 2 grades according to […]

Press in Morning Star: We need an “education revolution” and the end of “privatisation, atomisation and the drive for profit” in education

On 16 August 2020 the statement of the Executive Committee on the unjust A Level and vocational qualification results was quoted in the Morning Star. Tories’ A-Level fiasco takes turn for the worse as Ofqual pulls appeals advice, by Lamiat Sabin The government’s mishandling of A-level results descended further into chaos at the weekend after […]

YCL Solidarity Statement with the University and College Union Strike

The Young Communist League stands in support of striking lecturers and post graduate tutors who begin a period of strike action today, Thursday 22 February 2018. The right to strike is a fundamental right of workers and their trade unions. Strike action is a central weapon in the arsenal of trade unions and often a […]

Tories Push Nationalism on Bolton’s Children

Statement from YCL North-West on enforced jingoism in Bolton’s Schools Motivated by a desire to regain votes lost to UKIP, Bolton Tory Mudasir Dean succesfully passed a motion to request that schools in Bolton fly the Union Jack and sing God Save the Queen on a daily basis. Mudasir will be up against his ex-colleague […]

Teachers Strike 26 March

In the last month, across England and Wales tens of thousands of teachers held public meetings, leafletted local shopping centres, lobbied their local MP or AM in support of the campaign Stand Up For Education. On 26 March many thousands took strike action and marched. In Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle, Birmingham, Cardiff and London, thousands took […]