UCD FEE launches three sabbatical SU election campaigns alongside referendum

“With the government’s decision to introduce third level fees expected within two months, the student campaign against fees, Free Education for Everyone (FEE) is stepping up its campaign across the country. A crucial step is fighting to build genuine campaigning students’ unions capable of leading a mass movement to defeat the government’s threat. In UCD, FEE is standing a slate of three candidates for sabbatical office in the Students’ Union as well as running a referendum committing the union to serious action against fees. Explaining why FEE has taken this next step, Presidential candidate, Julian Brophy said: ‘We are facing an onslaught of attacks on education by this government. To defeat fees and cutbacks, we need campaigning democratic students’ unions that don’t just posture at being opposed to fees, but really try to organise a mass movement to force the government back.’…” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 16 February]

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