"Are you taking the p*ss..." NUS Further Education VP in Facebook Row With Fellow NEC Member

Members of the NUS National Executive Committee (NEC) have taken to Facebook to criticise one another in an unprecedented, and not-so-professional, social media spat.  Images seen by Student Voices show Sahaya James, a member of the NUS NEC, criticising the NUS VP for Further Education Shakira Martin.  James accused Martin of failing to get the best deal for students by being the "tokenistic [sic] student voice at government meetings" and "glorifying" this role.

Martin then hit back in the comments, saying "Are you taking the piss... this is why I'm so glad I didn't support you at national conference. Your [sic] dangerous."  The post has over 130 comments.  See the images below.




Sahaya James ran for VP for Union Development but was beaten by Richard Brooks earlier this year, something Martin references in her reply. She currently sits on the NEC Council under 'Block of 15 FE'. Shakira Martin is a full time officer as VP for Further Education. She recieves a basic salary of over £23,000 for her role.

(C) NUSConnect.  Shakaria Martin told fellow NEC member: "You're Dangerous"
No stranger to controversy, Martin has recently been accused of making "transphobic" comments (scroll down to read her apology) and came under fire for supporting BAE systems (an arms company) apprentiships.  In a recent video post to Facebook she told "certian people", who she doesn't want "commenting on my sh*t", to "shut your f*cking mouth".  She accused people of chatting "sh*t on her Facebook.  Her foul-mouth rant was viewed nearly 1,00 times. Watch it below:

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NUS NEC members are elected by delegates sent by NUS-affilliated Student Unions.  They are elected annually. Martin is serving her second year as VP for Further Education.  She recently apologised for comments she made which, by her own admission, could be seen as "transphobic". In her role she has represented the NUS in parliament and recently appeared on BBC Breakfast talking about apprenticeships.

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