October 23, 2011 Leave a comment
On 22nd October, 2011, activists from across Wales gathered for an All Wales Student Assembly, to engage with each other, debate issues, and consider motions put before the Assembly.
The first motion considered at the Assembly was one to form the Campaign Against Fees & Cuts Cymru. This motion was passed, as amended, unanimously, and thus this organisation was born, with a transitional committee of 4 members established to get the ball rolling.
During the Assembly, students passed motions on a range of issues, including condemnation of the eviction of Dale Farm, supporting the right to protest, endorsing the Jarrow March For Jobs, the November 9th National Demo, and the union strikes on November 30th.
The newly formed Campaign Against Fees & Cuts Cymru also called for transparency, coordination & openness between all anti-cuts groups in a united, non-sectarian fightback against all cuts and for the recognition of differences in situations among the various nations of the United Kingdom and calls for these differences to be reflected organisationally within anti-cuts campaign groups.
Going forward, the campaign hopes to establish itself as a force for positive action in Wales, helping to fight for and win the alternative to tuition fees and cuts to public services.