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University workers and students organise against multimillion pound arts cuts

21 May 2021
University workers and students are organising against Tory plans to slash funding for arts subjects by 50 percent.

Liverpool university set for 14 days of strikes + Leicester resistance

10 May 2021
Workers at the University of Liverpool are set to stage three weeks of strikes to defend jobs. The action by nearly 1,300 UCU union members will see walkouts between 24 to 28 May, 1 to 4 June and 7 to 11 June.

Jobcentres safety ballot + Thurrock fightbacks + University jobs battles + Sandwell strikes

03 May 2021
The PCS union is to ballot Jobcentre members over the return to unsafe workplaces

Scottish FE action + United Colleges + Liverpool university

12 April 2021
College lecturers across Scotland plan a further two‑day strike in a continuing dispute over the replacement of lecturers with instructors on lower pay and with worse conditions.

LETTERS—Smash the capitalist system that causes women’s oppression

13 March 2021
I was not shocked to discover that recent research has found almost all young women in Britain have experienced sexual harassment.

Workers say latest plans are a ‘one way road to an early death’

09 March 2021
Education unions have rightly said the Tories’ “big bang” reopening of schools in England is reckless.

UEL strike off for talks + UCL + DVLA + Deliveroo + Safety in courts

09 March 2021
Workers at the University of East London were set to strike on Wednesday of this week, but the action was postponed

Full schools reopening will fuel Covid-19 spread with tens of thousands dead, warn scientists

07 March 2021
A full return to schools and colleges in England this week will contribute to the deaths of tens of thousands more people by spreading Covid-19.

Mood to fight Tories runs through UCU union’s congress

24 February 2021
Delegates defied their general secretary to back a motion calling on the union to instruct members not to enter unsafe workplaces

UEL strikers fight for jobs and education

22 February 2021
 UCU union members at the University of East London staged a two-day strike this week in a fight to save jobs + Chichester College

University workers battles as job cuts bite

15 February 2021
UCU union members at the University of East London (UEL) plan a two‑day strike from Monday.

Brighton university jobs battle settled + Hackney school strikes + East Sussex academy fight

08 February 2021
Workers at Brighton university and their supporters rallied on Monday after the UCU union settled a dispute.

New strikes over jobs set for Brighton university

01 February 2021
A five-day strike is set to hit Brighton university from Monday of next week.

University jobs battles + NEU victimisations fight + Heathrow resistance + New Sage action + Defend libraries + Manchester buses + Stobart crisp crunch coming

25 January 2021
More college and university workers are moving towards fights to stop job cuts. 

Unsafe universities + Chichester College + People Before Profit event + Rail safety + School jobs fight

18 January 2021
The UCU union has said it could strike if universities are fully reopened this academic year. It said teaching should remain online to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

Workers’ safety fights at colleges and universities

05 January 2021
Union activists fought to resist the unsafe reopening of universities and colleges this week.

More Action in education + Sainsburys strike called off + British Gas workers + Beis staff + Biscuit makers

15 December 2020
 UCU union members at Brighton university began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week to defend jobs. The action follows two walkouts last week, and a 24-hour strike earlier this month. Bosses want to impose compulsory redundancies in the IT department.

Support for solid strike at Brighton university

08 December 2020
UCU union members at Brighton university held a solid second day of strikes on Monday of this week. 

Battles over cuts and safety fears in universities

30 November 2020
UCU union members at Brighton University were set to strike over planned redundancies in the IT department

New strikes called at We Are With You + Scotrail action+ Brighton University + Heartlands hospital

16 November 2020
Rehab charity workers at We Are With You—formerly Addaction—in Wigan and Leigh have announced another round of walkouts for equal pay.

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