Following the decisions of its December conference, the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts (NCAFC) has created membership and affiliation structures.
All students can now join NCAFC for £1, and school, college and university anti-cuts groups can affiliate. This will give activists a democratic voice in the campaign and greatly strengthen national and local co-ordination.
The student movement, like the wider anti-cuts anti-cuts movement is in desperate need of a united federation that can carry out a common strategy of resistance to Tory austerity.
The fight to defend education is far from over – as the upcoming strikes by the NUT show.
We think all the education campaigns – NCAFC, Education Activists Network, SBL and YFFJE should hold a joint conference to agree a plan of action and fuse into one federation.
This will stop the unnecessary and destructive competition which is holding us back.
We encourage all students and anti-cuts group to join NCAFC and work to build anti-cuts groups on campus and regionally which draw in representatives from as many institutions and campaigns as possible.
Only by building a strong, unified campaign based on the most effective democratic structures like general assemblies can we hope to have a chance of taking on the Tories – and winning.