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Six colleges ballot for action against Esol cuts

22 May 2007
The UCU lecturers’ union is balloting its members at six further education colleges in London that are facing cuts to English for students of other languages (Esol) and adult education.

Harlow College lecturers will take strike action to defend jobs

11 May 2007
Teaching staff at Harlow College – members of the UCU union – have voted for strike action as part of a campaign to defend their contracts and jobs.

No platform the BNP at Bath University

08 May 2007
Members of the UCU lecturers’ unions in the south west of England are building for a protest against BNP leader Nick Griffin, who intends to speak at Bath university on Monday of next week.

UCU activists meeting on organising in colleges

24 April 2007
Last Saturday 35 UCU union members from 18 different London colleges came to an activists’ meeting. It was one of the most exciting meetings that we have had for a long time.

Protests grow in fight for Esol English language classes

24 April 2007
Over 100 people attended the Tower Hamlets College Save Esol (English for speakers of other languages) rally, organised by the UCU lecturers’ union on Wednesday of last week.

City College Manchester lecturers to strike

17 April 2007
Lecturers at City College Manchester have voted to strike. In an 85 percent yes vote for action, members of the UCU union have shown their anger at new contracts with fewer holidays and increased teaching hours for new lecturers.

Left candidates win lecturers’ UCU union elections

24 March 2007
The left has achieved remarkable success in the national executive elections for the lecturers’ union, UCU.

UCU Left: Building on success

24 March 2007
There is general agreement among lecturers that while many people were happy at the number of UCU Left supporters elected to the executive, the numbers voting were pitifully low.

Why did Sally Hunt win the UCU general secretary election?

17 March 2007
Sally Hunt has been elected general secretary of the UCU lecturers’ union.

Lecturers' victory at Dundee University

10 March 2007
Dundee University has withdrawn its threat of compulsory redundancies. This is a victory for the UCU lecturers' union after a vigorous campaign.

Lecturers need a fighting union

03 March 2007
There are just days left in the election for the UCU lecturers’ union general secretary and national executive.

Keep campaigning for Roger Kline and UCU Left

24 February 2007
There are just two weeks left until the ballot closes for the UCU national executive and general secretary positions. It is vital that lecturers use every opportunity to talk to their colleagues about the importance of voting for Roger Kline and the other UCU Left candidates.

Fight for votes in UCU election

17 February 2007
Lecturers across Britain have received the ballot papers for the UCU general secretary and national executive positions this week. The ballot runs until 7 March, and lecturers need to keep campaigning throughout the election period.

UCU Left candidates in fight for education

10 February 2007
As ballot papers went out this week for the University and College Union (UCU) national executive positions, candidates supported by UCU Left – including general secretary candidate Roger Kline – were campaigning against creeping privatisation of education.

Vote for Roger Kline in UCU general secretary elections

03 February 2007
The ballot papers for the general secretary and national executive positions in the University and College Union (UCU) are due to be sent out next week. The ballot runs from 7 February to 7 March.

Roger Kline's UCU leadership campaign is gathering steam

27 January 2007
The campaign by Roger Kline, the left wing candidate for general secretary of the newly merged University and College Union (UCU), is well under way.

UCU lecturers step up campaign for Roger Kline

20 January 2007
The ballot papers for the election of the general secretary and national executive members of the new UCU lecturers’ union are due to be sent out in two weeks.

UCU members get organised for Roger Kline’s election campaign

13 January 2007
In less than four weeks the ballots are due to be sent out to elect the first general secretary and national executive committee of the recently merged University and College Union (UCU).

Education round-up

02 December 2006
Left gears up for UCU general secretary contest Around 100 lecturers were in Manchester last Saturday for a meeting of the University and College Union (UCU) Left group.

Lecturers give grudging yes to the deal, now UCU left must organise

22 July 2006
Despite the full weight of the University and College Union’s (UCU) machinery pushing for a yes vote in the higher education pay ballot, over 10,000 lecturers voted no.

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