By LTSU President
Meeting with NUS
This morning Steph and I met with the President (Zoe Ranganathan) and General Secretary (Param Mahal) of the NUS National Union of Students.
We discussed the future of real student unionism and representation at La Trobe, as well as the NUS's campaign to fight devastating course cuts across the country.
Last year, the NUS turned up for students when they needed it most. After students were completely forgotten about in the government's stimulus package, it was the NUS that successfully fought to extend the COVID supplement to those on Youth Allowance and Austudy.
They helped students put food on the table, keep a roof over their heads, and make the COVID-safe choices that brought and kept our numbers down. This is the best of Student Unionism, and over at the LTSU, we can't wait to work with the new NUS team throughout the year.
LTSU President Jake