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University workers hit the picket lines as 40,000 strike

22 February 2018
Universities across Britain were covered with pickets today as UCU union members struck over pensions.

Strong support for universities strike as walkout begins

22 February 2018
Around 40,000 university workers will strike today in the opening shot of a battle for education

UCU - ‘why we're right to go on strike’

20 February 2018
This week we’ll be taking part in the biggest strike in Britain since the junior doctors’ strike. And we plan escalating strikes over the next three weeks, ending with a five-day strike in March.

LETTERS: Behind the headlines—brutal police repression for refugees

20 February 2018
There’s a lot of desperation here in Calais.

Strike back at fat cat bosses, say striking university workers

20 February 2018
University bosses’ assault on pensions will hit workers hard, and is the latest attack aimed at turning education into a profitable business. That's why over 40,000 workers plan 14 days of strikes from 22 February. UCU union members speak to Sadie Robinson

Students demand free education as Theresa May prepares tuition fee ‘overhaul’

18 February 2018
Student activists have said that university tuition fees should be scrapped, ahead of a speech by Theresa May on Monday

College workers to strike over ‘kick in teeth’ pay offer—joining education fight

14 February 2018
UCU union members across 16 colleges in England are set to hold a two-day strike starting on 28 February.

Strikes to spread across education

13 February 2018
Tens of thousands of education workers are gearing up for strikes.

University workers get ready for pensions fight

13 February 2018
Workers are rushing to join the UCU union ahead of a series of escalating strikes set to begin in dozens of universities next Thursday.

UCU pension strikes - who’s on strike and when?

12 February 2018
UCU union members are fighting attacks on their USS pension scheme that would slash its value and give workers no guaranteed income in retirement.

Students give support to lecturers’ walkout

06 February 2018
The National Union of Students (NUS) has sent its “full solidarity” to university lecturers preparing for strikes.

University workers name dates for 14 pension strikes

30 January 2018
UCU union members are building the campaign to defend their pensions—and finding that the momemtum that led to a high turnout to vote is still there, reports Sadie Robinson

Anger drives the further education battle over pay

30 January 2018
Workers at 19 further education colleges are fighting to get the vote out in strike ballots over pay.

LETTERS: Our strike votes show we can beat Tory anti union law

30 January 2018
The UCU union’s fantastic ballot result last Monday should give every worker a real boost.

Vote yes for Further Education pay strikes

23 January 2018
Workers at 19 further education colleges began balloting for strikes over pay this week.

UCU calls 14 days of strikes after stunning vote for walkouts over pensions

22 January 2018
The UCU union has called 14 days of escalating strikes across 61 universities starting next month. A two-day walkout is set to begin on or around 22 February, followed by three-day, four-day and five-day walkouts in the following weeks.

40,000 UCU members could strike, shutting down 68 universities

18 January 2018
40,000 UCU union members are being balloted for strikes over pensions. The ballot ends on Friday.

Vote for pensions strikes in the UCU union to stop attack on USS scheme

16 January 2018
A ballot of UCU union members for strikes over pensions was set to end on Friday. Workers at some 68 universities across Britain are balloting to stop an attack on their USS pension scheme.

Lecturers have days left to vote on pension strikes

09 January 2018
UCU union members are engaged in a crucial ballot for strikes over pensions

FE lecturers should vote for coordinated pay strikes

02 January 2018
UCU union members in 19 further education (FE) colleges are set to ballot for strikes over pay. The ballots will begin around 12 January.

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