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Hackney teachers prepare for strikes to stop school cuts

28 March 2017
Two strikes were set to take place in schools in Hackney, east London, on Thursday.

New Tory law hits lecturers’ action

21 March 2017
Two dangerous examples this week were the first to show how the Trade Union Act can be used to put the brakes on disputes.

Teachers and parents unite against Tory cuts

14 March 2017
Around 1,000 people took to the streets against Tory education cuts in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, last Saturday.

Strong results show mood for a left turn

07 March 2017
UCU Left candidate Jo McNeill won an impressive 41 percent vote in the union’s general secretary election. Incumbent Sally Hunt won with 59 percent.

Strikers defend suspended rep as college bosses ram through jobs attack

28 February 2017
Workers braved stormy picket lines at the College of North West London (CNWL) today, Thursday, as they struck to defend their union rep.

Reports round-up: sacked porter reinstated as workers bite back

21 February 2017
Also: New DHL Arcadia warehouse walkout | UCU election | Unison women's conference | Fascist EDL returns to Rotherham | Tube strike over jobs displacement | Teaching unions ballot on merger | Protest premieres in Leicester Square | Dpac defends care packages in Southampton

‘We need a stronger union’ say UCU Left candidates

14 February 2017
UCU Left candidates are fighting to win big votes in the lecturers’ union.

Support UCU Left in union elections

07 February 2017
Elections are underway in the UCU union, where UCU Left candidate Jo McNeill is challenging Sally Hunt to become the union’s next general secretary.

UCU needs ‘a breath of fresh air’ says left candidate Jo McNeill

31 January 2017
Ballot papers will go out this week for elections in the UCU union—and the left is winning support.

Defeat for government over higher education bill should encourage resistance

10 January 2017
Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill.

Fight to defend jobs at University of Aberdeen

13 December 2016
Also: Equality watchdog strikers fight against redundancies

Strike to stop victimisation at Edinburgh college

22 November 2016
Lecturers at Edinburgh College have voted to strike over the unjustified sacking of a colleague and the victimisation of union rep Penny Gower who represented him.

Thousands join march to stop attacks on education

22 November 2016
Students and lecturers marched together in central London today, Saturday, in defence of education.

Students get set for protest

15 November 2016
Students were set to join a march in London this Saturday on a national demo called by the NUS student’s union and the UCU union.

Reports round-up: immigrant cleaners take on John Lewis

08 November 2016
Also: Nazis suffer humiliated in Telford and Darlington | UAF trip learns lessons from the Holocaust |Aberdeen UCU members balloting | Aberdeen Seatruck ferries slammed over pay | Don’t close Crown Post Office in St Leonard’s

Reports round-up: Join the boycott of London Met

01 November 2016
Also: Stop the cuts to civil service redundancy payments | Pension strike votes at BMW Group and AEW | Action called off for talks at EHRC | Polish abortion protest in Bristol | Conference slams Turkish clampdown

Reports round-up: Kinsley cleaners win backing in Barnsley

25 October 2016
Also: Forced redundancy pushed back at Hull College | Coventry University contracts victory for union | Firefighters strike at nuclear plant | Protest at John Lewis poverty pay | Solidarity event for people in Turkey | Organising for free labour movement

News round-up - join 19 November protest in London to defend education

25 October 2016
Students and lecturers will unite for education and march through London on Saturday 19 November. They will be saying no to cuts, no to fees and no to debt.

London Met to face a boycott for axing reps

18 October 2016
The UCU lecturers’ union’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) has unanimously agreed to back London Met branch’s request to “greylist” the university.

Dirty tricks from Durham Labour council as teaching assistants ballot for strikes

04 October 2016
Labour-run Durham County Council is playing classic divide and rule to ram through its 23 percent cut to pay teaching assistants' (TAs) pay in the hope it can undermine a move towards strikes.

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