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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.

Art students occupy against 'ridiculous' cuts at London Met

10 December 2015
Students, staff and supporters rallied outside the Cass school of arts and design in east London today, Thursday, in support of a student occupation.

Wave of rolling strikes by Open University lecturers

08 December 2015
UCU union members at the Open University (OU) are continuing a wave of strikes against cuts.

Open University workers keep up action with rolling strikes to stop cuts

01 December 2015
Open University (OU) workers have begun a week of rolling strikes in protest at plans to close seven regional OU centres and slash 500 jobs.

'We'll do anything it takes,' say striking Open University workers

25 November 2015
UCU union members at the Open University (OU) struck across Britain today, Wednesday, against cuts and closures.

Higher education workers fight back against jobs and cuts

24 November 2015
UCU union members at the Open University (OU) were set to strike on Wednesday of this week. They are fighting plans to close seven regional centres and slash around 500 jobs.

Wave of Open University strikes looms

17 November 2015
UCU union members in the Open University (OU) plan a national strike on Wednesday 25 November followed by a series of regional walkouts.

First ever strike vote at Open University

10 November 2015
Open University (OU) workers have delivered an historic vote for strikes to stop job cuts and office closures.

Lecturers strike to beat college pay freeze

10 November 2015
A walkout by college lecturers could launch a fight to defend education, reports Sadie Robinson

FE lecturers gear up for strike to break pay freeze

27 October 2015
A lecturers’ strike is set to hit further education colleges across England on Tuesday 10 November. The bosses’ Association of Colleges has recommended a pay freeze for 2015/16.

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