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Nottingham Trent University union derecognition battle

07 October 2008
Up to 300 people attended a lobby called by Nottingham Trent University UCU union branch on Monday of this week. They were demanding that management’s threat to derecognise the lecturers’ union is lifted.

UCU ballot continues

07 October 2008
Further education lecturers in the UCU union are currently balloting over whether to accept a below-inflation pay offer.

Colleges round-up

30 September 2008
FE pay Further education lecturers in the UCU union are being balloted from Monday of this week over their latest pay offer.

Vote to reject poor pay deal in the colleges

23 September 2008
The drive for a united pay revolt across the unions received a blow last weekend after a decision by further education lecturers in the UCU union at a special sector pay conference.

Colleges round-up

23 September 2008
Barnsley Some 200 lecturers at Barnsley College are being balloted for strike action to win the reinstatement of sacked UCU official, Bob Willerton.

Lecturers hold pay conference in Birmingham

16 September 2008
The UCU lecturers’ union is holding a special sector pay conference for further education lecturers this Saturday in Birmingham.

FE lecturers should build on joint action

09 September 2008
Further education lecturers in the UCU union have shown that striking works. We were initially offered a 2.5 percent pay deal. But after our members took strike action, management upped this to 3.2 percent from October this year.

Lecturers’ round-up

09 September 2008
Barnsley college Over 120 members of the UCU union at Barnsley college joined a lunchtime protest on Wednesday of last week to demand the immediate reinstatement of Bob Willerton, a UCU rep who was sacked the day before.

Colleges return to ballot

02 September 2008
Lecturers in the UCU union are returning to colleges and universities this week with a flurry of ballots for action over pay and conditions.

Nottingham Trent University to end union recognition agreement

16 July 2008
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union at Nottingham Trent University are angry at management’s announcement that they are giving three months notice to end the current recognition agreement.

Management climbdown after UCU threaten Keele with greylisting

17 June 2008
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union at Keele university have won a victory in their fight against threatened redundancies in the School of Economic and Management Studies (SEMS).

London lecturers strike as unions lobby for fair pay

10 June 2008
Some 7,000 further education lecturers in the UCU union in London took strike action on Monday of this week as part of their battle against a below-inflation pay offer.

London lecturers strike over pay

03 June 2008
Around 7,000 further education lecturers in the UCU union in London are set to strike on Monday of next week in the next stage of the battle against Gordon Brown’s public sector pay limit.

UCU conference: rising spirit against market in education

03 June 2008
The UCU lecturers’ union conference in Manchester last week was dominated by discussion of how Labour’s neoliberal policies are harming education. It was marked by a growing confidence that lecturers can fight back.

Fightback Thursday: reports from north east England

24 April 2008
Across the region there were solid strikes including a number of colleges. Tracey Errington, a lecturer in the UCU union at Newcastle College, said, "I continue to be appalled that an organisation which repeatedly projects a corporate image of continual improvement and success, will not reward those who are paramount in ensuring both, on a day to day basis. Lecturers only ask for recognition and to be valued for the excessive workloads and achievements that are credited to the college as a whole."

UCU organises tour by Palestinian academics

15 April 2008
The UCU lecturers’ union has organised a tour of Palestinian academics, who will be visiting towns across Britain from this Sunday.

Lecturers vote to join public sector pay strikes

15 April 2008
The Strike vote by further education lecturers vote is brilliant. It reflects the fact that a lot of hard work from UCU union members has gone into the campaign. People are absolutely thrilled – we now have a two to one in favour of strike action and a seven to one vote in favour of some sort of action.

Lecturers balloting to join action with teachers

08 April 2008
College lecturers in the UCU union are working towards a big strike vote in our pay ballot – which closes on 14 April.

Lobby against redundancies at Keele university

01 April 2008
Members of the UCU union and other protesters are set to lobby the council of Keele university on Thursday of this week over the threatened redundancy of 38 of the 67 staff in the School of Economic and Management Studies.

Sally Hunt writes: 'Lecturers are set to join the battle'

25 March 2008
The UCU union is balloting members in further education (FE) colleges in England to take strike action in support of a better pay deal. Our pay claim, agreed with other FE unions calls for a 6 percent increase or £1,500, whichever is the greater.

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