13 June 2017
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.
06 June 2017
Disputes at Manchester Metropolitan University, Argos, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Birmingham bins, Bank of England and London Underground
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”.
30 May 2017
Kicking out the Tories on 8 June could make society better, people across Britain told Socialist Worker
23 May 2017
The general election will influence debates at the UCU union’s annual congress in Brighton this weekend.
16 May 2017
Thousands of jobs are under threat at universities across Britain—and there are signs of resistance.
09 May 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton have fought off an attempt by their management to effectively derecognise their union.
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.
02 May 2017
Workers at Manchester Metropolitan University were furious after bosses banned the UCU union from holding a meeting on campus last week.
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.
04 April 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton walked out from 1pm last Friday.
28 March 2017
Two strikes were set to take place in schools in Hackney, east London, on Thursday.
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.
14 March 2017
Around 1,000 people took to the streets against Tory education cuts in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, last Saturday.
07 March 2017
UCU Left candidate Jo McNeill won an impressive 41 percent vote in the union’s general secretary election. Incumbent Sally Hunt won with 59 percent.
28 February 2017
Workers braved stormy picket lines at the College of North West London (CNWL) today, Thursday, as they struck to defend their union rep.
21 February 2017
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14 February 2017
UCU Left candidates are fighting to win big votes in the lecturers’ union.
07 February 2017
Elections are underway in the UCU union, where UCU Left candidate Jo McNeill is challenging Sally Hunt to become the union’s next general secretary.
31 January 2017
Ballot papers will go out this week for elections in the UCU union—and the left is winning support.