This comes a week after Clare College rent strikers were told that they would not be able to reside in College accommodation next academic yearCambridge Rent Strike

Jesus College’s branch of the Rent Strike Campaign became the second to announce that strike action will not be going ahead, stating in a Facebook post released yesterday (13/05) that they had not reached the required threshold “to ensure student safety.”

College bills were issued at the College earlier this week.

Although no longer striking, Rent Strike Jesus will organise an open meeting in order to continue campaigning on the issues that the strikers promoted, including positive investment practices, consultation on flag displays, and planned redundancies at the College.

The Campaign added in the post that “We remain committed to a fairer, kinder, greener Jesus College, because we know it is within our reach. All we have to do now is keep fighting for it.”

This comes as Rent Strike Robinson also called off their campaign earlier this week, citing participants’ anxieties about “loss of access to bursaries and paying interest,” alongside concerns about facing disciplinary action.


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Rent Strike Robinson calls off campaign

Last week, the Bursar at Clare College told students that rent strikers at the College will not be permitted to reside in College accommodation for the 2021-22 academic year, and graduating students would not be permitted to attend in-person congregations.

In a statement released yesterday, the Cambridge Student Union (SU) stood in solidarity with the Clare rent strikers affected by the statement: “The Cambridge SU Sabbatical Team stand in opposition to Clare College threatening their students currently on rent strike. We urge the College to begin negotiating with students and commit to no disciplinary action for those participating in the action.”