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Millions of workers strike to defy French pension assault

Millions of workers strike to defy French pension assault A huge strike swept France on Thursday as millions of workers revolted against pension attacks from president Emmanuel Macron.

UCU strikes see ‘festive’ second day

UCU strikes see ‘festive’ second day Striking university staff were in a buoyant mood as they entered the second day of an eight-day walkout on Tuesday.

Start of strike at 60 universities is a stunning success

Start of strike at 60 universities is a stunning success Big picket lines, student support, enthusiastic particpation and union recruitment as eight-day strike begins

Strikers at UCL speak out over UCU union fight over pay, pensions and conditions

Strikers at UCL speak out over UCU union fight over pay, pensions and conditions Workers and students staged determined picket lines across Britain on Monday as an eight-day strike got underway.

Strikes to hit 60 universities as UCU members fight for the future of education

Strikes to hit 60 universities as UCU members fight for the future of education Tens of thousands of UCU union members are preparing for their return to the picket line. Sadie Robinson talks to activists about how they’re building solidarity—and how to win

University workers headed for eight days of strikes over pensions and pay

University workers headed for eight days of strikes over pensions and pay Eight days of strikes are set to hit 60 universities from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 4 December after workers voted for action in two ballots.

Letters—A hard working life, and now my pension has been stolen

15 October 2019
This month I will be 62, but there will be no real happy birthday feeling until I am 66.

University workers are ready to get the vote out in strike ballots

01 October 2019
UCU union members in universities are balloting for strikes over pay, workloads, unequal contracts and pensions.

Workers in France strike back as Emmanuel Macron attacks pensions

23 September 2019
Strikes on the railways, in schools and many other sectors swept France on Tuesday against president Emmanuel Macron’s assault on pensions.

Tory plans for retirement at 75 means working till death

20 August 2019
The state pension age is set to rise to 75 over the next 16 years. That’s if Boris Johnson’s favourite think tank gets its way

LETTERS - Robbed by pension change, but women are fighting back

29 July 2019
Many women are taking part in the “We paid in you pay out” campaign on Facebook and protests around the country.

Pensioners plan protests to stop cuts to free TV licences

18 June 2019
This year’s Pensioners’ Parliament in Blackpool was rocked by news that the BBC is to end free TV licences for over 75s unless they qualify for pension credit.

University workers could take to picket lines again to defend USS pensions

11 June 2019
The UCU union could ballot workers across 69 universities for strikes later this year if attacks on the USS pension scheme continue.

Higher education workers fight back

14 May 2019
University workers are furious at a new attack on their USS pension scheme

Women workers are losing thousands of pounds in retirement, new figures show

03 November 2018
Women will receive thousands of pounds less a year in retirement – on top of facing a longer wait before they can claim their state pension.

Reports round up: Support grows for all out walkout by dinner ladies

16 October 2018
Dinner ladies at Ladywood School in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, are keeping up their indefinite strike against redundancies.

Battle is on to build pay fight in the UCU - and to transform union democracy

12 June 2018
Around 80 UCU union members from across Britain met in London last Saturday to discuss building struggles over pay and pensions—and transforming their union.

A step forward on pensions for university workers - but further attacks loom

01 May 2018
Bosses have withdrawn plans for a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme for workers in older universities.

Anger that gripped universities is still there after UCU union vote on pensions deal

17 April 2018
The fight is still on to beat bosses’ plans to gut workers’ pension schemes, says?Sadie Robinson

Keep up the fight after university workers vote to accept pensions deal

13 April 2018
UCU union members have voted by 64 percent to accept a deal in a long running dispute over pensions. It follows 14 days of strikes at over 60 universities against a plan to turn workers’ defined benefit scheme into a defined contribution one.

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