UCU strike statement – Universities are at breaking point

Today saw the beginning of three days of strike action by the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) at 58 institutions around the country. A further 42 institutions voted in favour of action but failed to meet the arbitrary 50% turnout threshold. Universities taking up the ‘four fights’ dispute are fighting for: Pay awards which keep […]

International Students Day 2021

The Central Committee of the Young Communist League has issued the following statement to mark International Students Day 2021. The YCL send greetings and solidarity to students and school pupils across Britain and the world today, International Students Day 2021. The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted all aspects of our society, particularly our education system, from […]

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 […]