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Workers ready for strikes to sweep 74 universities

11 February 2020
 Workers at scores of universities are set to strike for two days from Thursday of next week—kicking off some 14 days of walkouts.

UCU calls 14 days of walkouts in 74 universities

04 February 2020
Strikes will hit 74 universities across Britain in February and March.

Workers could strike at 74 universities after overwhelming vote

29 January 2020
UCU union members have delivered overwhelming votes for strikes to defend their pensions, pay, contracts and conditions.

University staff could stage further strikes as reballot results due

28 January 2020
More strikes could be called in universities across Britain this week, as reballots for action close in 37 UCU union branches.

Big support for walkout that takes on bosses at Soas university

28 January 2020
Soas management have launched a vicious attack on some of the lowest-paid academic staff—but it has been met by resistance, reports Sadie Robinson

Wildcat strike and upbeat student rally at Soas university in London

23 January 2020
Hundreds of students and workers protested at management attacks on staff and education

Union members at Soas call a walkout after ‘appalling’ attacks on workers

21 January 2020
A group of workers at Soas University of London are discussing action over bosses’ plans to impose serious attacks on staff. The plan will effectively put workers on casual contracts out of a job.

More universities could join new wave of UCU action

14 January 2020
Workers in 37 UCU union branches are reballoting for strikes. The branches voted overwhelmingly for walkouts in initial ballots, but failed to meet the Tories’ 50 percent turnout threshold for legal strikes.

University workers strike powerfully together—and prepare the next wave of action

04 December 2019
IWGB and UCU union members marched chanting, “Two strikes, one fight!” and, “UCL you’re out of time – outsourcing is a crime”

Strikes and protests show how to build the resistance

03 December 2019
Three things in the past week have offered some inspiration and excitement away from the election grind

University strikers ready for round two

03 December 2019
Lecturers and other higher education staff are back to work but the fight over pensions and conditions goes on, writes Sadie Robinson

Strike at East London college over low pay

03 December 2019
Workers at the Tower Hamlets branch of New City College began a two-day strike over pay and conditions on Tuesday.

UCU strikes see an ‘inspiring’ sixth day

02 December 2019
UCU members staged big picket lines and rallies on Monday, on the sixth day of an eight-day strike. Many workers feel emboldened after a week of hugely successful action.

UCU strikers say, ‘the future of higher education is at stake’

01 December 2019
More than 43,000 lecturers and other university staff returned to a strike this week in a battle over pay, pensions, conditions and contracts.

Hundreds of thousands join latest global climate strikes

29 November 2019
Hundreds of thousands of activists who are part of the Fridays for Future movement demanded urgent climate action

Take to the streets for the climate

28 November 2019
 Striking school students will take action on Friday across many areas of Britain and large parts of the globe.

UCU strike day three—new forces could join the battle

27 November 2019
University strikers have been cheered by news that their union is set to reballot more branches

Movements show how Labour campaign can be electrified

26 November 2019
This week we saw examples of how Labour’s election campaign could be electrified.

University bosses fail to stop student solidarity

26 November 2019
Ahead of the university strikes, a number of institutions wrote to students trying to dissuade them from showing solidarity with the UCU.

‘Bigger turnouts than ever’ as strike wave sweeps across universities

26 November 2019
An eight-day strike across 60 universities got off to a fantastic start on Monday.

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