Education Action Collective: UMSU’s Home of Student Activism!
If you’re passionate about fighting for the rights of students and young people, then come along to one of our events!
EDUCATION ACTION COLLECTIVE are a collective of students who standing up and fighting back against attacks on our education and on students. We’re fighting for a better world, where education is free and our society works for people, not profit. Young people today have grown up in a pretty tough world. Global economic, health and climate crises all intersecting and hitting hard. Inequality skyrocketing, and governments only seeming to encourage it. A casualised workforce rife with wage theft and exploitation. A housing market made for landlords, not for normal people.
But this doesn’t have to be the world the next generation inherits. Young people around the world are getting organised and mobilising to fight back. From young workers unionising against wage theft, to school students taking to the streets for climate justice, indigenous activists from Djab Wurrung country to Standing Rock fighting back against corporate interest and people of colour marching for a system without racism.
And on campus, we’re also fighting back. We’ve formed the Education Action Collective to educate, organise and fight for our rights.
Come along to our meetings and join our Facebook group here. Some of the things we’re taking on this year include trying to fight the Federal Government’s proposed cuts to higher education and supporting the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)—the union for university teachers and staff—in their campaign to secure better working conditions for people employed by Melbourne University.
If you’re facing some of the unfair conditions in your workplace we’ve mentioned above, then get in contact with:
- UMSU Education: email@example.com
- UMSU Welfare: firstname.lastname@example.org
- UMSU Legal (free legal service offered by UMSU): call 0468 720 668 between 1-4:30PM from Monday to Thursday OR use their application form if they’re not available.
- Young Workers Centre (legal advocacy service offered by Trades Hall): visit their website OR call 1800 714 754