Cut the Rent Opts Against Launching January Rent Strike on Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on November 28th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Activist group Cut the Rent, set up to build support for the idea of rent strikes on campus, will not launch a rent strike in January, the group announced at a meeting tonight …” (more)

[Emer Moreau and Donal MacNamee, University Times, 27 November]

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TCDSU backs Cut the Rent movement after initial rejection

Posted in Governance and administration on November 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council have this evening voted to mandate the union to support the Cut the Rent campaign, having previously voted not to support the movement last month. The motion to support the movement was passed by a majority at Council, following a discussion where some members retained their reservations, while others supported the amended motion …” (more)

[Finn Purdy, Trinity News, 19 November]

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USI Votes to Support Student Rent Strikers

Posted in Governance and administration on November 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) tonight voted to support rent strike campaigns set up to protest the cost of student accommodation in Ireland. The motion was passed without objection at USI’s national council, which was held in Trinity this evening …” (more)

[Sárán Fogarty, University Times, 15 November]

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Cut The Rent Debacle Exposes A Timid Council’s Conservatism

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union’s council on Tuesday voted against supporting Cut the Rent, a student-led grassroots movement calling for a rent strike on Trinity’s campus. The group had been building support in the weeks leading up to council: collecting 200 signatures, canvassing students and even getting national media traction …” (more)

[University Times, 4 November]

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TCDSU Votes Not to Support Rent Strikes

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has voted against adopting a stance supporting rent strikes organised by student activist group Cut the Rent. The union voted against a motion that would have mandated it promote and participate in the group’s efforts to canvass students for withholding rent payments in January, as well as protecting students in the case of disciplinary action …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 29 October]

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USI President Says ‘Nothing Ruled Out’ on Rent Strikes

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) may lead a rent strike in the future to protest the costs of Ireland’s student accommodation, according to President Lorna Fitzpatrick. In an interview with Hot Press magazine, when asked her about an article in The University Times calling for student-led rent strikes, Fitzpatrick said that ‘there’s nothing ruled out’ …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 25 September]

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Enough is Enough – It’s Time Students’ Unions Put Rent Strikes on the Table

Posted in Governance and administration on August 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“If ever there was a sign of just how normalised the student housing crisis has become, it was the response of students to Trinity’s increased accommodation costs this week. Exasperation, rather than shock, was the prevailing mood to reports that the College had brought in €13 million worth of income from its student accommodation over the past year, even as the price of a room in Goldsmith Hall – hardly a palace – rose by €389 between last September and this one …” (more)

[University Times, 11 August]

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