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University workers across Britain to vote on strikes

University workers across Britain to vote on strikes If the ballot is successful, UCU union members at over 150 institutions could begin strikes as early as the end of this year.

New term signals big battles ahead for university and college workers

New term signals big battles ahead for university and college workers New term signals big battles ahead for university and college workers

Britain’s biggest tobacco companies bribed Mugabe

Britain’s biggest tobacco companies bribed Mugabe A BBC Panorama investigation has found evidence that suggests one of Britain’s biggest companies paid a bribe to the former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe.

University strikes ‘inevitable’ after bosses’ new pension attack

University strikes ‘inevitable’ after bosses’ new pension attack Bosses are pushing ahead with huge cuts to workers' pensions.

New battles coming over university workers’ pensions

New battles coming over university workers’ pensions Some estimates suggest that members wouldn’t even get back the money they put into the scheme.

Court blow for women’s pension fight

Court blow for women’s pension fight Campaigning women have suffered another setback in their battle against the raising of their state pension age from 60 to 66

Protest over theft of TV licences from over-75s

03 August 2020
A 40-strong protest took place last week at 10 Downing Street, called by the National Pensioners Convention, over the Tories' betrayal on free TV licences for over-75s.

Sunak’s savage pension attack will snatch tens of thousands of pounds from workers

22 July 2020
More than ten million people with pensions linked to their final salary face losing tens of thousands of pounds.

Action call in hospitality + Jamie’s pukka payout + New moves on pensions

21 July 2020
Hospitality workers in the Unite union held a socially-distanced “Save our Jobs” protest on Tuesday of this week.

Tories back pension scandal that cost women ‘over £100 million’

14 July 2020
The government has refused to identify and contact women who could have missed out on over £100 million in state ­pension payments.

Nissan workers protest against pensions attack

14 July 2020
Hundreds of workers at the Nissan car plant in Sunderland protested on Saturday against attacks on their pension scheme.

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals

01 June 2020
In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.

Union celebrates ‘probably the best deal’ at Carlsberg supplier + Pensions court move

27 April 2020
Drivers employed by logistics company Bibby, which supplies cans for drinks manufacturers including Carlsberg, have won an agreement on health and safety after threatening to walk out.

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

10 March 2020
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

02 March 2020
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

01 March 2020
 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

26 February 2020
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

25 February 2020
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

20 February 2020
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

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