UCU Strike Ballots Close

Rachel Ashe, Deputy Editor. Strike action ballots for the University and College Union (UCU), the world’s largest further and higher education trade union of academic and academic-related staff, closed yesterday (30th October) across 69 universities where staff have been voting on whether to approve strike action, or action short of a strike, since 9th September.Continue reading “UCU Strike Ballots Close”

September 2019 Climate Strike

H. R. Gibs, Contributor. To see a crowd of people marching down Belfast’s Royal Avenue and for it to inspire any feelings of hopefulness is a new and welcome experience. On the opening day of Belfast’s Culture Weekend, an expected 300 students were to take to the streets for the Youth Strike for Climate Change.Continue reading “September 2019 Climate Strike”

A March for the Future

BY CHRIS DONNELLY Often between the cracks of Ireland's deep sectarian divisions, appear moments of heroic unity between its most oppressed people. In October 1932, the unemployed and labouring poor of Belfast, linked arms and demanded an end to exploitation of outdoor relief workers. A strike was organised against the depth of exploitation of theContinue reading “A March for the Future”