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University workers strike powerfully together—and prepare the next wave of action

University workers strike powerfully together—and prepare the next wave of action IWGB and UCU union members marched chanting, “Two strikes, one fight!” and, “UCL you’re out of time – outsourcing is a crime”

Strikes and protests show how to build the resistance

Strikes and protests show how to build the resistance Three things in the past week have offered some inspiration and excitement away from the election grind

Strike at East London college over low pay

Strike at East London college over low pay Workers at the Tower Hamlets branch of New City College began a two-day strike over pay and conditions on Tuesday.

UCU strikes see an ‘inspiring’ sixth day

UCU strikes see an ‘inspiring’ sixth day UCU members staged big picket lines and rallies on Monday, on the sixth day of an eight-day strike. Many workers feel emboldened after a week of hugely successful action.

UCU strikers say, ‘the future of higher education is at stake’

UCU strikers say,  ‘the future of higher education is at stake’ More than 43,000 lecturers and other university staff returned to a strike this week in a battle over pay, pensions, conditions and contracts.

Hundreds of thousands join latest global climate strikes

Hundreds of thousands join latest global climate strikes Hundreds of thousands of activists who are part of the Fridays for Future movement demanded urgent climate action

Take to the streets for the climate

28 November 2019
 Striking school students will take action on Friday across many areas of Britain and large parts of the globe.

UCU strike day three—new forces could join the battle

27 November 2019
University strikers have been cheered by news that their union is set to reballot more branches

Movements show how Labour campaign can be electrified

26 November 2019
This week we saw examples of how Labour’s election campaign could be electrified.

University bosses fail to stop student solidarity

26 November 2019
Ahead of the university strikes, a number of institutions wrote to students trying to dissuade them from showing solidarity with the UCU.

‘Bigger turnouts than ever’ as strike wave sweeps across universities

26 November 2019
An eight-day strike across 60 universities got off to a fantastic start on Monday.

UCU strikes see ‘festive’ second day

26 November 2019
Striking university staff were in a buoyant mood as they entered the second day of an eight-day walkout on Tuesday.

Start of strike at 60 universities is a stunning success

25 November 2019
Big picket lines, student support, enthusiastic particpation and union recruitment as eight-day strike begins

Strikers at UCL speak out over UCU union fight over pay, pensions and conditions

25 November 2019
Workers and students staged determined picket lines across Britain on Monday as an eight-day strike got underway.

Education round up: Notts College strikers agree to new deal

19 November 2019
Workers at Nottingham College have voted overwhelmingly to accept a deal to end a long-running dispute. Some 15 days of strikes by UCU union members—and the threat of more—has blocked bosses’ attempts to drive down their pay and conditions.

Strikes to hit 60 universities as UCU members fight for the future of education

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

Reports round-up: Cleaners at Foreign Office walk out

12 November 2019
Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School in Bexleyheath, south east London, began a three-day strike on Tuesday.

Rising up for higher education - UCU activists on why they are striking back

12 November 2019
A revolt is brewing on university campuses across Britain as UCU union members—lecturers, researchers and support staff—prepare for eight days of strikes over pay and pensions later this month.

University workers headed for eight days of strikes over pensions and pay

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.

Education round up: Notts College workers get ready for more walkouts

29 October 2019
UCU union members at Nottingham College were set to start a fresh wave of strikes next week in their battle over new contracts.

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