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

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

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

Anger at UCU leadership - but action has created a union that can fight off attacks

Anger at UCU leadership - but action has created a union that can fight off attacks UCU members at several universities were set to start a five-day strike on Monday 16 April if the latest offer on pensions is rejected.-

Vote No in the UCU university pensions ballot

Vote No in the UCU university pensions ballot After 14 days of strikes, many UCU union members are organising to reject the latest offer

Revolt grows against proposed universities pensions deal

Revolt grows against proposed universities pensions deal An e-ballot on the offer begins on 4 April. It's urgent to fight for a No vote.

UCU moves to a ballot on new offer. Vote No and build strikes

UCU moves to a ballot on new offer. Vote No and build strikes The campaign to reject has already begun. #RejectUUKdeal

University bosses make new offer. They are in retreat but workers can win more

23 March 2018
This is the moment to increase the pressure, not withdraw it.

University strikers say - keep fighting and demand no changes to our pension scheme

20 March 2018
Workers are fighting to push forward the battle to defend pensions as the first wave of university strikes comes to an end this week.

The universities struggle is changing workers

20 March 2018
The strike has infused new life into semi-moribund UCU branches

University strikers march after rejecting shoddy deal

14 March 2018
Striking university workers marched in central London today—a day after stunning votes to reject a rotten pensions deal

Anger on picket lines against university pensions deal

13 March 2018
Striking workers want a lot more than is offer now

UCU union calls another 14 days of university strikes as action bites

08 March 2018
More action is coming in 65 universities if bosses refuse to back down from attacking workers’ pensions.

University strikes squeeze bosses and transform mood on campus

07 March 2018
One striker said, 'It just keeps getting better and better. The picket lines today were bigger than yesterday.'

University workers in no mood to back off as strikes escalate

05 March 2018
UCU union members who are in their third week of pension strikes say they have the momentum and can win

GALLERY - Thousands join UCU London march for education

28 February 2018
Thousands of striking university and further education workers - and their supporters including students - marched in London on Wednesday.

Spirit of resistance and confidence on strikers’ march in London

28 February 2018
Thousands of university and FE strikers marched through central London on Wednesday to defend pensions, pay and education.

Defend education march for pensions and pay

28 February 2018
University and college workers marched together in central London today, on a demonstration for pensions and pay.

University strikers lobby bosses on fourth day of walkout

27 February 2018
A noisy crowd of striking workers and students lobbied Universities UK (UUK) today

‘Tremendous’ mood on picket lines as more groups join action

27 February 2018
Hundreds of striking university workers and students held a noisy rally outside Universities UK (UUK) offices in central London on Monday.

Universities strike wave for pensions has bosses on back foot

27 February 2018
Solid strikes by UCU union members have panicked university bosses. Workers across 61 universities began a three-day strike on Monday.

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