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More strikes are on the table at Birmingham university

More strikes are on the table at Birmingham university Workers at Birmingham university ended a buoyant two-day strike on Wednesday of last week. The Unison union members are fighting for all staff to get the Living Wage.

Trade union leaders demand Ruskin College backs down from redundancy threats

Trade union leaders demand Ruskin College backs down from redundancy threats Ten trade union leaders have written to Ruskin College asking it to drop all disciplinary proceedings against workers and withdraw redundancy threats.

Lively picket lines at Bradford college

Lively picket lines at Bradford college UCU union members at Bradford College struck against 131 compulsory redundancies and low pay for three days last week.

Hundreds join protest to save Stourbridge College

Hundreds join protest to save Stourbridge College Around 400 people joined a protest last Saturday to defend Stourbridge College in the West Midlands, which faces closure.

Protesters rally in support of sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu

Protesters rally in support of sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu Protesters marched through West Bromwich, in the West Midlands, last Saturday to demand the reinstatement of UCU rep Dave Muritu.

The battle is on at Bradford College

The battle is on at Bradford College Workers at Bradford College were ending a ballot for strikes as Socialist Worker went to press.

Ballot to begin to defend UCU union rep Dave Muritu from victimisation

17 June 2019
Workers at Sandwell College will begin a strike ballot this week in the campaign to defend sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu.

University workers could take to picket lines again to defend USS pensions

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.

Protest backs sacked lecturer Dave Muritu

08 June 2019
Dave Muritu was sacked after writing the word “racist” on a Prevent strategy poster.

College strikes for pay and education

06 June 2019
Strikers at New City College in east London are standing up for their students as well as their own rights

Education round up: Protests over cuts to special education needs budgets

04 June 2019
Thousands of people protested over the crisis in Special Education Needs and Disabilities funding on Thursday of last week.

Defend black union activist Dave Muritu against victimisation

04 June 2019
The UCU union has launched a national campaign to call for the immediate reinstatement of Sandwell College UCU branch secretary and maths lecturer Dave Muritu.

Strike threat forces retreat

28 May 2019
Bosses at the University of Winchester have ruled out compulsory redundancies following a threat to strike.

Jo Grady win represents a shift towards the left

28 May 2019
Jo Grady has been elected as UCU general secretary—easily beating establishment candidate Matt Waddup.

UCU conference votes for more action to push the pensions fight forward

26 May 2019
The battle to defend university pensions is back on following a resounding demand for action at the UCU union’s annual congress.

Winning nationally and locally on pay and conditions in FE

24 May 2019
The defence of Further and Adult education is urgent. With over one million adult education places gone in the past five years, FE is fighting for its life.

Fighting the racists at Soas & UCU round up

21 May 2019
University workers and students protested against the far right Alternative fur Deutchland (AfD) party in central London on Friday of last week.

UCU conference - new battle for pensions & Winchester strike

21 May 2019
UCU union members will meet for their annual congress in Harrogate this weekend. Members in higher education are demanding the union acts to defend their USS pension scheme.

Higher education workers fight back

14 May 2019
University workers are furious at a new attack on their USS pension scheme

Strikes score victory at Lambeth College

14 May 2019
Workers at Lambeth College in south London have won a pay rise after a series of strikes

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