Solidarity Federation

Academy schools programme expanded

A new Education Bill is set to massively extend Labour’s controversial Academies programme.

Strikes off, cuts on at universities

The academics’ union UCU at the University of Sussex cancelled industrial action planned for late June after university bosses declared they were “hopeful” they could avoid any compulsory redundancies.

NOT all in this together

The Government’s “tough but fair” budget will hit the poorest the hardest, as well as having a disproportionate impact on women, two reports have found.

China: trouble in the world's sweatshop

China is experiencing a rising wave of industrial unrest, as workers increasingly turn to collective action to fight against their exploitation.

Catalyst #24 Summer 2010 - Newspaper of the Solidarity Federation

Catalyst - the 8-page tabloid from the Solidarity Federation.

Catalyst #23 Spring 2010 - Newspaper of the Solidarity Federation

Catalyst - the 8-page tabloid from the Solidarity Federation.

Vote for change?

The Solidarity Federation look at the upcoming UK general election.

Higher education cuts: Sussex University on the front line

An article on the situation in higher education generally and at Sussex University in particular.

PCS picket line interview

Over a quarter of a million workers in the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) have been out on strike this week, with further walkouts expected. Brighton SolFed caught up with a picket in Brighton to find out more about the dispute.

Sussex students occupy in defiance of High Court injunction

Following a large demonstration against the suspension of the Sussex 6, hundreds of students have staged a snap occupation in defiance of management and the state, following the granting of a High Court injunction banning ‘occupational protest.’