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Boris Johnson’s mate got £1.4 million of your cash

Boris Johnson’s mate got £1.4 million of your cash A firm run by Boris Johnson’s tennis partner is being paid £1.4 million of government cash to help officials “network” rich people.

Keep fighting as university strikes have bosses under pressure

Keep fighting as university strikes have bosses under pressure Tens of thousands of university workers entered their third week of a wave of strikes on Monday. They need solidarity and an outgoing strike.

French government vows to ram through pension assault

French government vows to ram through pension assault  Angry demonstrations took place in cities across France on Saturday evening after the government announced it would implement attacks on pensions without a vote in parliament.

University strikers march and prepare for stronger resistance

University strikers march and prepare for stronger resistance Up to 1,000 university strikers, students and supporters marched through central London on Wednesday on the final day of a three-day strike.

Solidarity boosts university strikers on day four of their action

Solidarity boosts university strikers on day four of their action John McDonnell said, 'We will do all we can in parliament to support you. But on the streets is where we need to be.'

First day of strike at universities was a big success

First day of strike at universities was a big success Strikers reported strong picket lines, solidarity from students, donations from other trade unionists and an upbeat mood.

Enthusiastic start to 14 days of strikes in universities

20 February 2020
UCU union members are fighting over pay, equality, workloads, contracts and pensions

Macron’s party in new crisis as strikers return to the streets

18 February 2020
The French president looks weak as strikes continue, says Charlie Kimber

New action dates called for French pension war

10 February 2020
The fight isn’t over, but the unions need to call for coordinated resistance, says Charlie Kimber

France at a crossroads

14 January 2020
Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, looks at why Macron is so determined, and asks how workers can win

More universities could join new wave of UCU action

14 January 2020
Workers in 37 UCU union branches are reballoting for strikes. The branches voted overwhelmingly for walkouts in initial ballots, but failed to meet the Tories’ 50 percent turnout threshold for legal strikes.

Government manoeuvres on pension age fail to stop protests and strikes in France

14 January 2020
Union members are holding real debates how to take their movement forward, says Charlie Kimber

French strikes ‘beyond trade unionism’

07 January 2020
Another huge day of strikes and demonstrations in France against president Emmanuel Macron’s pension assaults was set for Thursday this week.

French pension strikers reject Macron’s bribes

30 December 2019
Tens of thousands of French workers remain on indefinite strike against president Emmanuel Macron’s attacks on pensions

How they fight back in France

10 December 2019
After years of attacks on pay, pensions and living standards, ordinary people in France have had enough. Huge strikes—the most significant wave of workers’ action since 1995— should be an inspiration to everyone, says Charlie Kimber

Millions of workers strike to defy French pension assault

05 December 2019
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

26 November 2019
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

25 November 2019
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

25 November 2019
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

18 November 2019
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

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