On the barricades, for once
If you're considering taking higher education, stay away from professions that give low-paid jobs. The government's proposal for reform of the pension system makes the aforementioned combination a certain loser.
This is why Studentenes Landsforbund, Norsk Studentunion, Akademikerne, Unio, several of the political youth parties and many others will protest outside the Storting on Monday. The cause isn't as sexy as Vietnam or Iraq. But be there at 1PM, or miss one of the most important protests in your time as student.
In short, the proposed system only allows you to gain pension points for paid work. All your income throughout your life counts. Those who take higher education have to take up large loans and enter professional life later than those who start working straight after high school. The latter can make money for a much longer time, and thus secure a more solid pension.
This is serious shit, but our campaign to change the proposal is gathering momentum. We want pension points for studying. Students are flying in from Narvik, Bergen, Ålesund, Trondheim and even Copenhagen to protest. Are you coming?
The illustration was made by Thomas M. during our good ol' Volda days of student representation.