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UCU misses an opportunity to encourage pay resistance

UCU misses an opportunity to encourage pay resistance Workers in the UCU union in higher education have voted to accept a below-inflation pay offer. Bosses had offered just 1.7 percent.

North London college workers strike to defend rep

North London college workers strike to defend rep UCU union members at the College of North West London struck in defence of suspended union rep Indro Sen

Lecturers walk out against attacks in higher education

Lecturers walk out against attacks in higher education Lecturers and other university workers in the UCU union at Leeds University struck last Thursday.

Upbeat walkout against job cuts at Manchester Metropolitan University

Upbeat walkout against job cuts at Manchester Metropolitan University Groups of pickets were out in force across Manchester Metropolitan University to begin a two-day strike on Tuesday.

LSE strike wins demands for equal pay and conditions

LSE strike wins demands for equal pay and conditions Cleaners at the London School of Economics (LSE) university have won an impressive victory. The outsourced workers had been striking to demand equal pay and conditions to workers employed directly by the university.

Anger grows in EIS union as Scottish college bosses drag their feet over pay deal

13 June 2017
Scottish college bosses are still dragging their feet in a long-running dispute over equal pay.

Reports round-up: Lecturers in Manchester resist jobs cull

06 June 2017
Disputes at Manchester Metropolitan University, Argos, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Birmingham bins, Bank of England and London Underground

UCU union congress calls for national strategy to defeat attacks on education

30 May 2017
Delegates gathered for the UCU union’s annual congress in Brighton last weekend. Members in the higher education sector conference defeated the union leadership by backing a motion calling for a “national industrial strategy”.

Hope for a Corbyn win is enthusing trade unionists - and can inspire a fightback

30 May 2017
Kicking out the Tories on 8 June could make society better, people across Britain told Socialist Worker

Conference to vote on action

23 May 2017
The general election will influence debates at the UCU union’s annual congress in Brighton this weekend.

Universities threaten massive job cuts

16 May 2017
Thousands of jobs are under threat at universities across Britain—and there are signs of resistance.

Brighton - why escalating action works

09 May 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton have fought off an attempt by their management to effectively derecognise their union.

Lecturers win after unofficial action

09 May 2017
A group of teaching staff at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) have scored a significant victory after taking unofficial action.

Fury as bosses ban a UCU union meeting at Manchester Metropolitan University

02 May 2017
Workers at Manchester Metropolitan University were furious after bosses banned the UCU union from holding a meeting on campus last week.

Brighton university strike is to defend conditions and union rights

25 April 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday this week. Workers will escalate action, culminating in an all-out strike, if bosses don’t back down.

Lecturers defend their UCU union with a strike at Brighton university

04 April 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton walked out from 1pm last Friday.

Hackney teachers prepare for strikes to stop school cuts

28 March 2017
Two strikes were set to take place in schools in Hackney, east London, on Thursday.

New Tory law hits lecturers’ action

21 March 2017
Two dangerous examples this week were the first to show how the Trade Union Act can be used to put the brakes on disputes.

Teachers and parents unite against Tory cuts

14 March 2017
Around 1,000 people took to the streets against Tory education cuts in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, last Saturday.

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