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Lecturers: fight hard for a strong Yes vote for action

18 March 2008
Lecturers in further education colleges in the UCU union received ballot papers this week for a strike over pay and conditions. Our claim this year is for 6 percent or £1,500.

Further education lecturers ballot for action

11 March 2008
Lecturers in further education in the UCU union will begin balloting this week over whether to take strike action against their below-inflation pay offer.

Left consolidated in UCU union elections

04 March 2008
The UCU Left has won 16 of the 33 seats up for election to the union’s national executive.

Unions oppose market agenda

04 March 2008
This week saw the launch of the "Our Schools, Our Colleges, Our Communities" campaign in London, organised by the UCU and NUT unions to fight back against the free market agenda in education.

A vote to defend UCU union’s freedom

04 March 2008
Members of the UCU union in the higher education sector have rejected proposed changes to national negotiating structures. Over 60 percent voted no on a turnout of 27 percent.

UCU members reject restrictions on industrial action

28 February 2008
Members of the UCU union in higher education have voted to reject proposed changes to national negotiating structures. Some 61 percent voted no and 39 percent voted yes on a turnout of 27 percent.

UCU FE executive election result due

26 February 2008
The election for national executive positions in the University and College Union (UCU) ends shortly.

Union launches campaign in further education

19 February 2008
Further education lecturers in the UCU union have launched a new campaign – Our Schools, Our Colleges, Our Communities, Our Unions.

Lecturers ballot on negotiating structures

19 February 2008
UCU union members are currently being balloted over new national negotiating structures in the higher education sector. The ballot ends on Monday of next week.

Rally against cuts called at Keele university

12 February 2008
UCU union members at Keele university have called a national rally as part of their campaign against proposed cuts which would leave more than half of the academic staff in the school of economic and management studies facing redundancy.

UCU national executive elections

05 February 2008
Ballot papers are out now for the UCU lecturers’ union national executive committee elections. About half the executive seats are up for re-election. Activists need to fight hard over the next three weeks to make sure that the turnout is as high as possible and the vote for UCU Left candidates is maximised.

HE lecturers ballot on pay negotiations deal

22 January 2008
Lecturers in the UCU union in higher education (HE) are to be balloted from Friday of this week on whether to accept a deal on national pay negotiations. This would implement single-table bargaining, allowing all unions within HE to bargain collectively with the employers, which the left is in favour of.

Lecturers to protest at changes to funding

22 January 2008
The London region of the UCU lecturers’ union has called a demonstration in protest at government changes to higher education funding, which were announced without consultation last September.

Vote no in this vital lecturers' ballot

15 January 2008
Members of the higher education (HE) section of the UCU lecturers’ union will be taking part in a very important ballot from next Monday.

UCU union national executive

08 January 2008
UCU lecturers’ union members are due to start voting for the national executive in the first week of February. Candidates’ election leaflets are now available and campaign meetings of UCU Left supporters are being organised up and down the country.

Lecturers to ballot on national negotiating arrangements

08 January 2008
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union in higher education are to be balloted from 21 January on new national negotiating arrangements.

Organising lecturers for the pay battle

17 December 2007
The UCU lecturers’ union Further Education Committee (FEC) met on Friday of last week. The ongoing campaign against Gordon Brown’s pay freeze was a major issue.

Lecturers' union attacks temporary contracts

11 December 2007
The UCU lecturers’ union has attacked university employers for "blighting" higher education by putting the majority of new workers on temporary rather than permanent contracts.

Lecturers round-up

04 December 2007
This week saw the launch of the "our colleges, our communities, our union" campaign in the UCU lecturers union, to fight for decent pay for further and adult education lecturers in preparation of a ballot for industrial action.

UCU special conference on higher education

13 November 2007
The UCU union held a special conference on higher education (HE) last week with over 100 delegates attending from universities across Britain. The conference was called in response to the employers’ threats to abandon national bargaining.

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