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‘We need a stronger union’ say UCU Left candidates

14 February 2017
UCU Left candidates are fighting to win big votes in the lecturers’ union.

Support UCU Left in union elections

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.

UCU needs ‘a breath of fresh air’ says left candidate Jo McNeill

31 January 2017
Ballot papers will go out this week for elections in the UCU union—and the left is winning support.

Defeat for government over higher education bill should encourage resistance

10 January 2017
Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill.

Fight to defend jobs at University of Aberdeen

13 December 2016
Also: Equality watchdog strikers fight against redundancies

Strike to stop victimisation at Edinburgh college

22 November 2016
Lecturers at Edinburgh College have voted to strike over the unjustified sacking of a colleague and the victimisation of union rep Penny Gower who represented him.

Thousands join march to stop attacks on education

22 November 2016
Students and lecturers marched together in central London today, Saturday, in defence of education.

Students get set for protest

15 November 2016
Students were set to join a march in London this Saturday on a national demo called by the NUS student’s union and the UCU union.

Reports round-up: immigrant cleaners take on John Lewis

08 November 2016
Also: Nazis suffer humiliated in Telford and Darlington | UAF trip learns lessons from the Holocaust |Aberdeen UCU members balloting | Aberdeen Seatruck ferries slammed over pay | Don’t close Crown Post Office in St Leonard’s

Reports round-up: Join the boycott of London Met

01 November 2016
Also: Stop the cuts to civil service redundancy payments | Pension strike votes at BMW Group and AEW | Action called off for talks at EHRC | Polish abortion protest in Bristol | Conference slams Turkish clampdown

Reports round-up: Kinsley cleaners win backing in Barnsley

25 October 2016
Also: Forced redundancy pushed back at Hull College | Coventry University contracts victory for union | Firefighters strike at nuclear plant | Protest at John Lewis poverty pay | Solidarity event for people in Turkey | Organising for free labour movement

News round-up - join 19 November protest in London to defend education

25 October 2016
Students and lecturers will unite for education and march through London on Saturday 19 November. They will be saying no to cuts, no to fees and no to debt.

London Met to face a boycott for axing reps

18 October 2016
The UCU lecturers’ union’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) has unanimously agreed to back London Met branch’s request to “greylist” the university.

Dirty tricks from Durham Labour council as teaching assistants ballot for strikes

04 October 2016
Labour-run Durham County Council is playing classic divide and rule to ram through its 23 percent cut to pay teaching assistants' (TAs) pay in the hope it can undermine a move towards strikes.

London Met strike fights cuts chaos

04 October 2016
Strikers at London Metropolitan University have won huge support from trade unionists, students and others, including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Strikers at London Met win solidarity on the picket line

29 September 2016
Pickets and supporters defied wind and rain to rally at London Metropolitan University today, Thursday.

University strike to defend reps and jobs at London Met

20 September 2016
Workers at London Metropolitan University were set to strike on Thursday to defend jobs, education and their union reps.

UCU members at London Met vote for strikes by two to one

20 September 2016

London Met university workers vote for strikes to defend their victimised reps

16 September 2016
UCU union members at London Metropolitan University in north London have voted by two to one for strikes.

Strike ballot at London Met

07 September 2016
A strike ballot is on at London Metropolitan University to defend jobs, conditions and victimised union reps.

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