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Keep fighting as university strikes have bosses under pressure

02 March 2020
Tens of thousands of university workers entered their third week of a wave of strikes on Monday. They need solidarity and an outgoing strike.

University strikers march and prepare for stronger resistance

26 February 2020
Up to 1,000 university strikers, students and supporters marched through central London on Wednesday on the final day of a three-day strike.

Solidarity boosts university strikers on day four of their action

25 February 2020
John McDonnell said, 'We will do all we can in parliament to support you. But on the streets is where we need to be.'

Universities strike day 2 - ‘All the issues are joined together’

21 February 2020
Workers took to the picket lines on Friday at 62 universities. Workers are fighting casual contracts, low pay, spiralling workloads, pay gaps and attacks on pensions.

First day of strike at universities was a big success

20 February 2020
Strikers reported strong picket lines, solidarity from students, donations from other trade unionists and an upbeat mood.

Enthusiastic start to 14 days of strikes in universities

20 February 2020
UCU union members are fighting over pay, equality, workloads, contracts and pensions

As bosses try to undermine solidarity with UCU - students say back the strikes

19 February 2020
University bosses are trying to undermine solidarity with striking workers ahead of a major wave of walkouts due to start on Thursday.

Come out and join the fightback

18 February 2020
Faced with a vicious Tory government, we need to step up the fightback outside parliament urgently.

As UCU members prepare for walkouts - why everyone should back this vital strike

18 February 2020
Sadie Robinson spoke to activists building the fight for equality and against neoliberal education, and urges everyone to get behind the strikers and their dispute

As UCU members prepare for 14 days of strikes - which universities are out when?

13 February 2020
Strikes will hit some 74 universities across Britain in February and March, as UCU union members stage 14 days of strikes.

Workers ready for strikes to sweep 74 universities

11 February 2020
 Workers at scores of universities are set to strike for two days from Thursday of next week—kicking off some 14 days of walkouts.

UCU calls 14 days of walkouts in 74 universities

04 February 2020
Strikes will hit 74 universities across Britain in February and March.

Workers could strike at 74 universities after overwhelming vote

29 January 2020
UCU union members have delivered overwhelming votes for strikes to defend their pensions, pay, contracts and conditions.

University staff could stage further strikes as reballot results due

28 January 2020
More strikes could be called in universities across Britain this week, as reballots for action close in 37 UCU union branches.

Big support for walkout that takes on bosses at Soas university

28 January 2020
Soas management have launched a vicious attack on some of the lowest-paid academic staff—but it has been met by resistance, reports Sadie Robinson

Wildcat strike and upbeat student rally at Soas university in London

23 January 2020
Hundreds of students and workers protested at management attacks on staff and education

Union members at Soas call a walkout after ‘appalling’ attacks on workers

21 January 2020
A group of workers at Soas University of London are discussing action over bosses’ plans to impose serious attacks on staff. The plan will effectively put workers on casual contracts out of a job.

More universities could join new wave of UCU action

14 January 2020
Workers in 37 UCU union branches are reballoting for strikes. The branches voted overwhelmingly for walkouts in initial ballots, but failed to meet the Tories’ 50 percent turnout threshold for legal strikes.

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

04 December 2019
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

03 December 2019
Three things in the past week have offered some inspiration and excitement away from the election grind

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