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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.

University workers say ‘We're taking back our colleges’

27 February 2018
A wave of strikes by university workers over pensions has become a focus for people’s anger and discontent at the Tories’ and bosses’ attacks on education. A win for the strikers will be a boost to everyone who wants to fight back, reports Sadie Robinson

Universities strike day three—workers take fight to university bosses

26 February 2018
UCU union members are in buoyant mood, and suspicious of bosses’ motives

Revealed—university bosses claim millions in expenses while workers face pensions cut

25 February 2018
University vice chancellors are claiming millions in expenses to swan around in fancy hotels and posh restaurants while workers face savage attacks on their pensions

Strikers feel strong on second day of universities walkout

23 February 2018
Pickets were out in force today for the second day of a two-day university strike

University strikers boosted by solidarity

22 February 2018
Marches, demonstrations and student walkouts marked the first day of a university workers’ strike today.

Why university workers are right to strike

22 February 2018
Striking UCU member Josh Hollands explains what's behind the universities strike today.

Strikes to spread across education

13 February 2018
Tens of thousands of education workers are gearing up for strikes.

University workers get ready for pensions fight

13 February 2018
Workers are rushing to join the UCU union ahead of a series of escalating strikes set to begin in dozens of universities next Thursday.

Post workers have pushed Royal Mail bosses back - now they deserve more

13 February 2018
Postal workers’ union leaders are set to hold meetings with reps in locations across Britain over the next few weeks.

UCU pension strikes - who’s on strike and when?

12 February 2018
UCU union members are fighting attacks on their USS pension scheme that would slash its value and give workers no guaranteed income in retirement.

Take stock on pensions

06 February 2018
Global stock market gyrations this week should send a warning to millions of workers about their pensions

University workers name dates for 14 pension strikes

30 January 2018
UCU union members are building the campaign to defend their pensions—and finding that the momemtum that led to a high turnout to vote is still there, reports Sadie Robinson

Is a risky pension scheme in the Royal Mail pipeline?

23 January 2018
Postal workers’ CWU union leaders could draw up a deal with Royal Mail bosses this week that would leave thousands of workers with a worse pension scheme.

UCU calls 14 days of strikes after stunning vote for walkouts over pensions

22 January 2018
The UCU union has called 14 days of escalating strikes across 61 universities starting next month. A two-day walkout is set to begin on or around 22 February, followed by three-day, four-day and five-day walkouts in the following weeks.

Vote for pensions strikes in the UCU union to stop attack on USS scheme

16 January 2018
A ballot of UCU union members for strikes over pensions was set to end on Friday. Workers at some 68 universities across Britain are balloting to stop an attack on their USS pension scheme.

Lecturers have days left to vote on pension strikes

09 January 2018
UCU union members are engaged in a crucial ballot for strikes over pensions

Fraudsters’ feeding frenzy to grab steel workers’ pensions

12 December 2017
Attacks on steel workers’ pensions at Tata have led to a “feeding frenzy” of advisers and fraudsters looking to cash in

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