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Reinstate victimised UCU rep Lee Humber

02 April 2019
UCU union members and other activists are fighting to defend victimised UCU rep Lee Humber. Bosses at Ruskin College suspended Lee, who is membership secretary of the UCU there, on Monday.

Strong pickets on day two of English college strikes

21 March 2019
UCU union members at four colleges began the second day of a three-day strike on Thursday

College strikes show way forward in fight for better pay

19 March 2019
Workers at four colleges in England began a three-day strike on Wednesday in the “third wave” of a battle over pay and conditions.

College lecturers across Scotland and in England strike over pay

19 March 2019
College lecturers across Scotland and in nine colleges in England were set to strike over pay and conditions this week.

Get behind Jo McNeill for UCU general secretary

19 March 2019
Socialist Worker is backing UCU Left member Jo McNeill for general secretary of the UCU union.

Universities ballot is a sign of growing anger

26 February 2019
UCU union members in universities have voted for strikes over pay—but missed the 50 percent threshold needed for legal walkouts.

Two more London colleges could join strikes over pay

19 February 2019
UCU union members at two London colleges are balloting for strikes over pay and conditions

Vote Jo McNeill for UCU vice president

12 February 2019
Hundreds of academics from across Britain have signed a statement backing Jo McNeill for vice president of the UCU union

‘Let’s be a fighting union’—says UCU Left candidate Jo McNeill

05 February 2019
UCU Left candidate Jo McNeill’s campaign to become the union’s vice president has got off to a busy start.

‘The money’s there—where’s our share?’ college strikers demand

30 January 2019
Workers at colleges across England struck for the second day on Wednesday in a fight over pay

Education round-up—Say no to the new offer for Scotland’s teachers

29 January 2019
Scottish teachers in the EIS union are balloting on a new pay offer, with a recommendation to reject.

Pay strikes hit further education colleges

29 January 2019
Workers at 12 colleges across England began a two-day strike on Tuesday to demand more pay. UCU union members at a 13th college, Kendal, will join the strike on Wednesday.

College strikes—‘The money is there for education’

22 January 2019
UCU union members at 16 colleges were set to strike on Tuesday of next week. The walkout is the second wave of action in a battle over pay.

Ten more colleges could join walkouts over pay

01 January 2019
Workers across 26 colleges in England last month voted by 89 percent for strikes over pay. The overall turnout was 48 percent.

Big turnout on picket lines as pay strikes begin at six colleges

28 November 2018
UCU union members at six English colleges are on strike today in a battle over pay

Real-term pay strikes hit six further education colleges

27 November 2018
Strikes could be start of further action

College workers win above-inflation pay rise after eight days of strikes

21 November 2018
Workers at three London colleges have won above-inflation pay rises following strikes. And the deal will see the lowest-paid staff benefit the most.

College boss loses confidence vote

20 November 2018
A college principal resigned last week following an overwhelming vote of no confidence in him by workers.

Education round-up—Workers plan walkout for higher pay at six colleges

13 November 2018
UCU union members across six colleges are expected to strike over pay on 28 and 29 November.

Reports round-up—Call action in colleges now

30 October 2018
Call action in colleges now

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