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Solidarity with Soas strikes planned to fight redundancies

14 September 2020
Unison union members at Soas University of London are set to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Socialist on ballot paper for Unison general secretary + Soas strike vote + Trans rights march

07 September 2020
Socialist candidate Paul Holmes has won enough nominations to guarantee a place on the ballot paper for the Unison union general secretary election.

University workers rally and protest against mass job cuts

18 August 2020
UCU union members held protests and an online rally on Thursday of last week over job cuts.

Solidarity with the fightback in universities

11 August 2020
UCU union activists planed protests and rallies on Thursday this week against mass job cuts and the gutting of education.

Step up universities fight after rotten deal rejected

03 August 2020
Workers in the UCU union across the higher education sector have voted to reject the employers’ offer to end the “four fights” dispute.

Reports round up: Keep up the university fights on jobs, pay, equality 

27 July 2020
UCU union members were expecting this week to hear the results of their consultative ballot on the employers’ offer in the “Four Fights” dispute.

UCU says reject new offer

14 July 2020
Activists in the UCU union are organising to reject an offer on long-running disputes over pay, contracts, workload and equality.

UCU union levy row + firefighters’ pay + Drax strike vote

07 July 2020
Activists in the UCU union are resisting a planned levy on members announced by general secretary Jo Grady.

University workers fight a wave of new attacks

30 June 2020
UCU union members in ­universities and colleges across Britain are fighting a swathe of attacks on jobs and pay.

Action needed on university funding

16 June 2020
The UCU union has launched a campaign demanding the government puts forward a plan to protect universities and colleges.

Blackburn and Coventry college workers face a battle over job cuts

01 June 2020
The UCU union has denounced a plan by bosses at Blackburn College to slash jobs while giving top managers more money.

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts

26 May 2020
Workers at Roehampton university are fighting plans to attack jobs and pay. The university has announced a voluntary severance scheme and 15 percent of academic posts are at risk.

University workers build resistance to throw out a rotten deal

26 May 2020
A major revolt among rank and file UCU union members in universities is taking place. 

Fight Durham university attacks on teaching and jobs

21 April 2020
The UCU union has attacked a leaked plan by Durham university bosses to slash face-to-face teaching by up to a quarter.

Higher education needs change after coronavirus crisis

14 April 2020
An open letter, backed by the UCU Left group, demands emergency measures

Don’t put universities fight on ‘back burner’

24 March 2020
A number of UCU union branches called off planned strikes in universities as the coronavirus crisis grew.

Keep up the ‘four fights’ after success of university strikes

17 March 2020
The UCU union has delayed a planned reballot of workers for strikes due to the coronavirus crisis.

It’s a hard slog but we want to keep fighting, say university strikers

12 March 2020
Tens of thousands of university workers are nearing the end of a wave of inspiring walkouts that have challenged the status quo in universities.

No retreat as university strikers keep up the fight on all fronts

06 March 2020
UCU union strikers report new faces on picket lines and strong support from students. But some union leaders are prepared to settle for well short of what workers deserve.

University bosses admit damage caused by casual contracts

04 March 2020
A key demand of university strikers is wholly correct admit employers

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