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Unsafe universities +People Before Profit event + Rail safety + School jobs fight

Unsafe universities +People Before Profit event + Rail safety + School jobs fight The UCU union has said it could strike if universities are fully reopened this academic year. It said teaching should remain online to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

Workers’ safety fights at colleges and universities

Workers’ safety fights at colleges and universities Union activists fought to resist the unsafe reopening of universities and colleges this week.

More Action in education + Sainsburys strike called off + British Gas workers + Beis staff + Biscuit makers

More Action in education + Sainsburys strike called off + British Gas workers + Beis staff + Biscuit makers  UCU union members at Brighton university began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week to defend jobs. The action follows two walkouts last week, and a 24-hour strike earlier this month. Bosses want to impose compulsory redundancies in the IT department.

Support for solid strike at Brighton university

Support for solid strike at Brighton university UCU union members at Brighton university held a solid second day of strikes on Monday of this week. 

Battles over cuts and safety fears in universities

Battles over cuts and safety fears in universities UCU union members at Brighton University were set to strike over planned redundancies in the IT department

New strikes called at We Are With You + Scotrail action+ Brighton University + Heartlands hospital

New strikes called at We Are With You + Scotrail action+ Brighton University + Heartlands hospital Rehab charity workers at We Are With You—formerly Addaction—in Wigan and Leigh have announced another round of walkouts for equal pay.

Compulsory job cuts beaten at Heriot-Watt after workers threaten strike

09 November 2020
Planned strikes at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have been called off after bosses backed down.

Reports round-up—Optare strikers keep up the struggle for pay justice

04 November 2020
 

Action and strike votes at universities and colleges

26 October 2020
Strike vote over redundancies at Heriot-Watt and action planned at Forth Valley College over a new role

Is university online teaching an inferior form of learning?

19 October 2020
Does online learning leave students short-changed? As more and more virus-hit universities suspend face to face teaching, it can seem like students are getting a worse education.

Students and workers demand action over coronavirus at universities

16 October 2020
In Manchester students gathered and then walked down the road, holding flares and blocking traffic.

Workers are stepping up the fight for safety at universities

15 October 2020
Higher education workers are organising to defend safety and jobs as coronavirus tears through universities  

University virus chaos shows why we need resistance - join the day of action

15 October 2020
Students and workers are preparing for a day of action on Friday as cases of Covid-19 continue to soar in universities across Britain.

Activists call national day of action to protect jobs and safety in universities

11 October 2020
Students and university workers have called a day of action for Friday 16 October to defend jobs and safety. It comes as Covid-19 continues to spread rapidly in university accommodation across the country.

Heriot-Watt strike ballot over threat of 130 job cuts

29 September 2020
Members of the UCU union at Heriot-Watt University based in Edinburgh are being balloted for strikes over compulsory job losses.

Students locked in at universities as system profits

26 September 2020
Thousands of people are isolating in student accommodation after a spate of virus outbreaks at universities. Students told Sophie Squire that they are being left without support—and slammed the ‘entirely predictable’ crisis

Solidarity with Soas strikes planned to fight redundancies

14 September 2020
Unison union members at Soas University of London are set to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Socialist on ballot paper for Unison general secretary + Soas strike vote + Trans rights march

07 September 2020
Socialist candidate Paul Holmes has won enough nominations to guarantee a place on the ballot paper for the Unison union general secretary election.

University workers rally and protest against mass job cuts

18 August 2020
UCU union members held protests and an online rally on Thursday of last week over job cuts.

Solidarity with the fightback in universities

11 August 2020
UCU union activists planed protests and rallies on Thursday this week against mass job cuts and the gutting of education.

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