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Lecturers take on the market

02 December 2008
Over 30 UCU union members from the Yorkshire and Humberside and Northern regions attended a conference in York last Saturday titled, "Challenging the market in education".

Alternative summit meets

02 December 2008
As part of a response to the economic crisis, the London region of UCU took the initiative in calling an Alternative Economic Summit on Monday of last week.

Higher education conference votes for pay claim

11 November 2008
The UCU union held a special pay conference last Saturday for lecturers and researchers in universities. Delegates voted overwhelmingly to prepare for a major pay battle in 2009.

Build fight over lecturers' pay

04 November 2008
On Friday of this week the UCU union will hold a conference of lecturers in higher education to discuss our 2009 pay claim.

Meeting discusses trade union unity in face of recession

28 October 2008
The London region of the UCU education union initiated a meeting last week to discuss organising a joint trade union response to the recession.

UCU on strike at Nottingham Trent over derecognition

21 October 2008
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union at Nottingham Trent university struck on Tuesday of this week in protest at management threats to derecognise their union.

Barnsley college dispute resolved

21 October 2008
Members of the UCU union at Barnsley college have voted to call off their campaign of strikes to win the reinstatement of sacked UCU branch official Bob Willerton.

Higher education union meeting to discuss pay claim

21 October 2008
The higher education (HE) sector of the UCU union meets on 7 November to discuss the pay claim that we will be submitting to our employers.

Striking against sackings at Barnsley College

14 October 2008
Barnsley college was brought to a virtual standstill on Tuesday of last week by a strike by over 200 lecturers in the UCU union.

Lecturers accept pay deal

14 October 2008
Lecturers in further education in the UCU union have voted by 89 percent to accept a 3.2 percent pay deal from October.

UCU ballot continues

07 October 2008
Further education lecturers in the UCU union are currently balloting over whether to accept a below-inflation pay offer.

Nottingham Trent University union derecognition battle

07 October 2008
Up to 300 people attended a lobby called by Nottingham Trent University UCU union branch on Monday of this week. They were demanding that management’s threat to derecognise the lecturers’ union is lifted.

Colleges round-up

30 September 2008
FE pay Further education lecturers in the UCU union are being balloted from Monday of this week over their latest pay offer.

Colleges round-up

23 September 2008
Barnsley Some 200 lecturers at Barnsley College are being balloted for strike action to win the reinstatement of sacked UCU official, Bob Willerton.

Vote to reject poor pay deal in the colleges

23 September 2008
The drive for a united pay revolt across the unions received a blow last weekend after a decision by further education lecturers in the UCU union at a special sector pay conference.

Lecturers hold pay conference in Birmingham

16 September 2008
The UCU lecturers’ union is holding a special sector pay conference for further education lecturers this Saturday in Birmingham.

Lecturers’ round-up

09 September 2008
Barnsley college Over 120 members of the UCU union at Barnsley college joined a lunchtime protest on Wednesday of last week to demand the immediate reinstatement of Bob Willerton, a UCU rep who was sacked the day before.

FE lecturers should build on joint action

09 September 2008
Further education lecturers in the UCU union have shown that striking works. We were initially offered a 2.5 percent pay deal. But after our members took strike action, management upped this to 3.2 percent from October this year.

Colleges return to ballot

02 September 2008
Lecturers in the UCU union are returning to colleges and universities this week with a flurry of ballots for action over pay and conditions.

Nottingham Trent University to end union recognition agreement

16 July 2008
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union at Nottingham Trent University are angry at management’s announcement that they are giving three months notice to end the current recognition agreement.

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