26 November 2019
Striking university staff were in a buoyant mood as they entered the second day of an eight-day walkout on Tuesday.
25 November 2019
Big picket lines, student support, enthusiastic particpation and union recruitment as eight-day strike begins
25 November 2019
Workers and students staged determined picket lines across Britain on Monday as an eight-day strike got underway.
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
01 November 2019
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.
15 October 2019
This month I will be 62, but there will be no real happy birthday feeling until I am 66.
01 October 2019
UCU union members in universities are balloting for strikes over pay, workloads, unequal contracts and 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.
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
29 July 2019
Many women are taking part in the “We paid in you pay out” campaign on Facebook and protests around the country.
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.
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.
14 May 2019
University workers are furious at a new attack on their USS pension scheme
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.
16 October 2018
Dinner ladies at Ladywood School in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, are keeping up their indefinite strike against redundancies.
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.
01 May 2018
Bosses have withdrawn plans for a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme for workers in older universities.
17 April 2018
The fight is still on to beat bosses’ plans to gut workers’ pension schemes, says?Sadie Robinson
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.
10 April 2018
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.-