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University bosses fail to stop student solidarity

26 November 2019
Ahead of the university strikes, a number of institutions wrote to students trying to dissuade them from showing solidarity with the UCU.

‘Bigger turnouts than ever’ as strike wave sweeps across universities

26 November 2019
An eight-day strike across 60 universities got off to a fantastic start on Monday.

UCU strikes see ‘festive’ second day

26 November 2019
Striking university staff were in a buoyant mood as they entered the second day of an eight-day walkout on Tuesday.

Start of strike at 60 universities is a stunning success

25 November 2019
Big picket lines, student support, enthusiastic particpation and union recruitment as eight-day strike begins

Strikers at UCL speak out over UCU union fight over pay, pensions and conditions

25 November 2019
Workers and students staged determined picket lines across Britain on Monday as an eight-day strike got underway.

Education round up: Notts College strikers agree to new deal

19 November 2019
Workers at Nottingham College have voted overwhelmingly to accept a deal to end a long-running dispute. Some 15 days of strikes by UCU union members—and the threat of more—has blocked bosses’ attempts to drive down their pay and conditions.

Strikes to hit 60 universities as UCU members fight for the future of education

18 November 2019
Tens of thousands of UCU union members are preparing for their return to the picket line. Sadie Robinson talks to activists about how they’re building solidarity—and how to win

Reports round-up: Cleaners at Foreign Office walk out

12 November 2019
Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School in Bexleyheath, south east London, began a three-day strike on Tuesday.

Rising up for higher education - UCU activists on why they are striking back

12 November 2019
A revolt is brewing on university campuses across Britain as UCU union members—lecturers, researchers and support staff—prepare for eight days of strikes over pay and pensions later this month.

University workers headed for eight days of strikes over pensions and pay

01 November 2019
Eight days of strikes are set to hit 60 universities from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 4 December after workers voted for action in two ballots.

Education round up: Notts College workers get ready for more walkouts

29 October 2019
UCU union members at Nottingham College were set to start a fresh wave of strikes next week in their battle over new contracts.

UCU activists fight to get the vote out in two ballots

22 October 2019
UCU union activists are making a final push this week to get the vote out in two strike ballots.

Workers at Nottingham College deliver no confidence vote in boss

15 October 2019
UCU union members at Nottingham College plan to hold 14 more days of strike next month in a battle over new contracts.

UCU calls 14 more days of strikes at Nottingham College after buoyant pickets

08 October 2019
The UCU union has called 14 more days of strikes at Nottingham College next month, where workers are engaged in a battle against punitive new contracts.

University workers are ready to get the vote out in strike ballots

01 October 2019
UCU union members in universities are balloting for strikes over pay, workloads, unequal contracts and pensions.

Education round up: Support staff strike over pay at Liverpool university

24 September 2019
Workers at the University of Liverpool have launched a programme of industrial action.

University workers build ballots for strikes

17 September 2019
Around 125,000 UCU union members in universities across Britain have started voting in ballots for strikes. One ballot, for action over pay, workloads and unequal contracts, involves union members at 147 institutions.

Nottingham College workers holds defiant action

17 September 2019
A strike at Nottingham College on Wednesday of last week drew between 20 and 25 strikers picketing at all five college sites for the first day.

National strike on the cards as 125,000 university workers begin ballots

10 September 2019
Around 125,000 UCU union members in universities across Britain are balloting for strikes over pay, pensions and conditions.

20 September—our chance to strike back over climate change

06 September 2019
There’s a big opportunity on Friday 20 September to push the climate movement forward. Workers have to follow school students.

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