Jobs & Education

Interview: No cuts to college & university places!

Interview: No cuts to college & university places!

Courtney Robinson is a member of Socialist Youth from East Belfast who was recently elected as Belfast Met Students Union President. She has been a consistent anti-sectarian fighter who has constantly challenged sexism and homophobia and has fought for working class and young people’s interests. Through Socialist Youth and Youth […]

Students’ union President calls for “major demonstration” against cuts

Students’ union President calls for “major demonstration” against cuts

Courtney Robinson – newly elected President of Belfast Met Students’ Union – has issued a call for the students’ movement in Northern Ireland to organise a major demonstration on November 19th. This comes in the wake of the announcement of 15% cuts in government funding across further and higher education […]

Ban zero-hour contracts

Fight for decent conditions and pay The scale of the use of super-exploitative zero-hours contracts has been revealed. A recent Unite the Union survey showed that 5.5 million workers – more than 10 times the government’s estimate – were forced to sign up to low wage, precarious working conditions in […]

Young people, austerity & mental health

Three quarters of a million young people in Britain believe they have nothing to live for, according to a recent report from the Princes Trust. The findings showed that 40% of young people have faced symptoms of mental illness, including self-loathing and panic attacks, as a direct result of being […]

Pupils chase hated Gove around their school

Education minister Michael Gove recently accused ‘left wing academics’ of using Blackadder Goes Forth as propaganda in the teaching of the First World War. On reflection, he may regret his decision to visit the school of a former pupil who played the part of one of the characters, Captain Darling. […]