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Five colleges strike over pay

29 September 2009
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union struck at five colleges on Tuesday as part of their long-running battle over pay.

Massive vote for action at Barnsley college

15 September 2009
Lecturers in the UCU union at Barnsley College are set to strike on Thursday of this week after a 76 percent vote for action.

Barnsley College vote to strike against attacks

01 September 2009
UCU union members at Barnsley College have voted by 76 percent in favour of strike action against redundancies and College restructuring.

Vote left in UCU elections

18 August 2009
Voting in by-elections for the UCU lecturers’ union national executive committee begins this week.

Solid strike at London Met

14 July 2009
Hundreds of workers in the UCU and Unison unions at London Metropolitan University took joint strike action on Tuesday this week against a vicious plan to axe up to a quarter of the workforce.

Votes for all-out strike at Tower Hamlets college

14 July 2009
In June management at Tower Hamlets college presented a cost saving "efficiency" document to workers and their UCU and Unison unions.

Redundancies challenged at Nelson College

07 July 2009
The UCU union branch at Nelson and Colne College has unanimously passed a resolution criticising management’s announcement of one, and possibly more, compulsory redundancies.

Gorseinon College to strike against job loses

30 June 2009
UCU union members in Gorseinon College, Wales, have voted by over 70 percent to strike against 10 planned job losses at the college. They will strike next Wednesday.

London Metropolitan University joint strike against cuts

30 June 2009
Workers in the UCU and Unison unions at London Metropolitan University are set to come together in a day of joint strike action on Friday of this week.

Barnsley college strike ballot over redundancies

30 June 2009
Workers in the UCU union at Barnsley college will ballot for strike action against plans to impose 53 redundancies.

Lecturers lobby Queens University against cuts

23 June 2009
Lecturers in the UCU union at Queens University in Belfast are appalled at management plans to cut hundreds of jobs and close departments.

Barnet College workers threaten action over new contracts

23 June 2009
Workers in the UCU and ATL unions at Barnet College, north London, may take industrial action if their management try to impose new contracts on them.

Leeds College of Art and Design picket for pay rise

16 June 2009
Around 30 lecturers in the UCU union at Leeds College of Art and Design (LCAD) picketed their college on Wednesday of last week as part of their union’s "IOU" campaign to win the implementation of a nationally agreed pay rise.

Strike threat gets results at Northumberland College

16 June 2009
The threat of strike action at Northumberland College has forced management to guarantee no compulsory redundancies. Workers in the UCU union have withdrawn their strike plans as a result.

UCU higher education sector conference

02 June 2009
The UCU higher education sector conference focused on our current national pay claim, workload and redundancies. It also addressed issues of governance, bullying, funding, casualisation and privatisation.

Lecturers' tough stance against government’s immigration system

02 June 2009
UCU congress took a tough stance against the government’s points based immigration system (PBSI), voting to boycott it and to campaign for it to be abolished.

UCU Congress backs Palestinians

02 June 2009
Lecturers at the UCU congress passed several motions in support of the Palestinians, including some in defiance of legal advice.

UCU Congress debates campaigns

02 June 2009
This year’s UCU lecturers’ union annual congress was shaped by the impact of the growing recession and the fight for jobs and education.

Lecturers' ballot suspended

19 May 2009
Lecturers in the UCU union in higher education will be disappointed to hear that the Higher Education Committee (HEC) has suspended their ballot for industrial action to defend jobs.

Battle lines are drawn at London Met college

12 May 2009
Lecturers in the UCU union at London Metropolitan University became the latest group to take action to defend education when they struck on Thursday of last week.

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