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University strike is over more than pay

24 May 2016
Some 60,000 university workers were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday.

Reports round-up

24 May 2016
Short reports from industrial disputes and campaigns including Rio cinema strike, Prestwich Arts College, Newcastle University, Post Office job cuts, Croydon Tramlink and Nottingham taxis

Lecturers call for two-day strike over pay, inequality and casualisation

17 May 2016
Around 60,000 UCU union members in universities were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday of next week. Workers want a decent pay rise and an end to inequality in pay – particularly for women and casualised staff.

Defend union activists from sack threat at London Met

10 May 2016
Some 50 lecturers met in London on Wednesday of last week to discuss building the fight against compulsory redundancies at London Metropolitan University.

University national strikes announced for 25 and 26 May

10 May 2016
UCU union members in universities will stage a two-day national strike over pay later this month. The walkout of around 60,000 workers across Britain will take place on 25 and 26 May

Education round up: Teachers strike against job cull at Manchester school

03 May 2016
AROUND 25 NUT union members at Prestwich Arts College in Manchester formed a solid picket line on Wednesday of last week.

Anger as London Metropolitan University moves to sack union reps

02 May 2016
Two leading trade union activists at London Metropolitan University were last week told that they will be made redundant. The move against UCU union branch chair Mark Campbell and branch secretary David Hardman is a serious attack on the union.

Support victimised NUT rep Simon O'Hara—and defend trade union rights

22 March 2016
Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham were set to meet on Tuesday of this week to discuss further action to defend conditions and union rights. Also: strikes at St Peter's Collegiate School and Lambeth College

College pay battle is thrown away in a disastrous retreat

08 March 2016
The UCU union has ended its pay campaign for further education members.

Sixth form teachers prepare to strike against Tory education cuts

02 March 2016
NUT union members in sixth form colleges across England are set to strike on Tuesday 15 March. They are fighting the impact of Tory funding cuts on teachers’ conditions—and want to stop the assault on education.

College staff in England walk out on strike over 'insult pay offer'

24 February 2016
College workers across England are on strike today, Wednesday, against a 0 percent pay "offer".

First joint college strike in ten years as staff take action for pay and education

23 February 2016
College workers across England were set to strike on Wednesday of this week over pay. The walkout, by UCU and Unison union members, will be the first joint pay strike in ten years.

Lecturers' action over pay can test SNP's anti-austerity image in Scotland

16 February 2016
The Scottish further education (FE) lecturers’ EIS-Fela union launched a strike ballot for equal pay last week.

College workers gear up for joint pay strike

09 February 2016
Further education (FE) lecturers and support staff have announced an England-wide strike for Wednesday 24 February.

Sixth form teachers vote for action

02 February 2016
NUT union members have voted by 86 percent for strikes in a consultative ballot on a turnout of 36 percent.

Protesters slam Cameron's racism and language classes cuts

27 January 2016
Up to 100 students, teachers and anti-racists joined a protest outside Downing Street in London tonight, Wednesday. They demanded decent funding for English for Speakers of Other Languages (Esol) classes - and an end to the Tories' racist targeting of Muslims.

University lecturers launch pay campaign

19 January 2016
Workers in higher education (HE) have begun a national campaign over pay.

Lambeth College strike leader in race to become UCU vice president

19 January 2016
UCU Left supporters urge a vote for Mandy Brown as the union’s vice president. Elections for UCU’s national executive committee (NEC) run from 1 to 26 February.

National pay fight looms in Scotland's colleges

12 January 2016
Over 4,000 lecturers across Scotland’s further education (FE) colleges are set to begin a national strike ballot over pay on 20 January.

Joint colleges walkout is on the horizon

05 January 2016
College workers across two unions, the UCU and Unison, could strike together over pay on 2 March.

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