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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.

Reports round-up: Anti-fascists humiliate Nazi EDL in Nottingham

09 August 2016
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Demonstration called to kick the market out of education

02 August 2016
A national demonstration to defend education will take place in central London on Saturday 19 November.

London Met workers start indicative ballot on action to defend jobs

26 July 2016
UCU union members at London Metropolitan University are holding an indicative ballot for strikes against mass job cuts.

Rally at London Met to support sacked workers

19 July 2016
Around 60 people rallied at London Metropolitan University on Wednesday of last week in defence of Mark Campbell and David Hardman.

Action over pay keeps on rolling at ten universities while reps sacked at London Met

12 July 2016
Strikes were set to hit ten universities this week as UCU union members prepared to walk out over pay and conditions.

Strike wave spreads through universities

05 July 2016
University workers struck at 33 universities on Tuesday—on the same day as an England-wide teachers’ strike.

Strikes hit over 30 universities as UCU union members walk out in pay row

30 June 2016
University workers at over 30 institutions are on strike today, Thursday, as part of a national programme of action over pay.

University strikers fight for better pay

28 June 2016
University workers at 38 institutions were set to strike on Thursday of this week. The walkouts are part of a national programme of rolling action over pay.

Wave of walkouts hits new set of campuses

21 June 2016
University workers took part in a wave of strikes across last week as part of a national campaign over pay.

University workers strike at Sussex for an end to casualisation and pay inequality

15 June 2016
Workers at the University of Sussex are on strike today, Wednesday, demanding equal pay and an end to casual contracts.

London Met workers rally against job cuts

14 June 2016
London Metropolitan University (LMU) workers and supporters met on Tuesday of last week to discuss the fight to stop 395 job cuts. Bosses have targeted UCU union reps for redundancy.

University workers in Edinburgh and Kent strike against pay inequality and casualisation

14 June 2016
UCU union members at Edinburgh and Kent universities struck today, Tuesday, in a row over pay. The walkout follows a strike by union members at the University of Winchester on Friday of last week, and a national 48-hour strike last month.

University strikers take on zero hours and low pay in Winchester

10 June 2016
Workers at the University of Winchester are on strike today, Friday. The UCU union members are fighting a measly 1.1 percent pay offer—and want equal pay for women and an end to casualised contracts too.

UCU members debate defending education - and more - at annual congress

07 June 2016
The Tory assault on education, and resistance to it, dominated the UCU union’s annual congress in Liverpool last week.

Workers back more strikes to defend pay and education at UCU union congress

07 June 2016
The pay fight in higher education was a key debate at the UCU union's annual congress in Liverpool last week. UCU members in universities held a two-day national strike last month for a pay rise and an end to pay inequality.

Lecturers’ conference meets at crucial time

31 May 2016
UCU lecturers’ union members will meet for the union’s annual congress in Liverpool this week amid a Tory assault on education.

Striking lecturers fight casualisation and demand fair pay

26 May 2016
UCU union members in higher education are highlighting casualisation on the second day of a two-day strike today, Thursday.

GALLERY - Pickets and protest as university workers strike over pay

25 May 2016
Pickets and protest as university workers strike over pay

Strong support for national Higher Education strike

25 May 2016
University workers across Britain began a two-day strike today, Wednesday, over pay and inequality. 

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