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Strike threat forces retreat

28 May 2019
Bosses at the University of Winchester have ruled out compulsory redundancies following a threat to strike.

Jo Grady win represents a shift towards the left

28 May 2019
Jo Grady has been elected as UCU general secretary—easily beating establishment candidate Matt Waddup.

UCU conference votes for more action to push the pensions fight forward

26 May 2019
The battle to defend university pensions is back on following a resounding demand for action at the UCU union’s annual congress.

Winning nationally and locally on pay and conditions in FE

24 May 2019
The defence of Further and Adult education is urgent. With over one million adult education places gone in the past five years, FE is fighting for its life.

Fighting the racists at Soas & UCU round up

21 May 2019
University workers and students protested against the far right Alternative fur Deutchland (AfD) party in central London on Friday of last week.

UCU conference - new battle for pensions & Winchester strike

21 May 2019
UCU union members will meet for their annual congress in Harrogate this weekend. Members in higher education are demanding the union acts to defend their USS pension scheme.

Higher education workers fight back

14 May 2019
University workers are furious at a new attack on their USS pension scheme

Strikes score victory at Lambeth College

14 May 2019
Workers at Lambeth College in south London have won a pay rise after a series of strikes

Education round up: College strikes see results in London

07 May 2019
College strikes are forcing bosses to make improved offers to workers on pay and conditions.

Jo McNeill unveils vision for UCU union

30 April 2019
Voting has begun in the election of the UCU union’s next general secretary. Former general secretary Sally Hunt resigned in February citing health reasons.

London college strikers say, ‘You have to stand up and fight’

30 April 2019
Workers at two London colleges are holding three-day strikes this week in a battle over pay and conditions.

Support Jo McNeill for UCU general secretary

23 April 2019
Voting in the UCU union general secretary election was set to begin on Monday of next week

Industrial round-up - three colleges in pay fight

16 April 2019
Workers at three colleges struck last week over pay.

Workers at three West Midlands colleges fight back for better pay

09 April 2019
Workers at three West Midlands colleges are striking this week over pay. UCU union members at City of Wolverhampton College began a three-day strike on Monday.

Solidarity grows for victimised UCU union rep Lee Humber

04 April 2019
UCU union members have called a day of action in support of victimised trade unionist Lee Humber.

Reinstate victimised UCU rep Lee Humber

02 April 2019
UCU union members and other activists are fighting to defend victimised UCU rep Lee Humber. Bosses at Ruskin College suspended Lee, who is membership secretary of the UCU there, on Monday.

Strong pickets on day two of English college strikes

21 March 2019
UCU union members at four colleges began the second day of a three-day strike on Thursday

College strikes show way forward in fight for better pay

19 March 2019
Workers at four colleges in England began a three-day strike on Wednesday in the “third wave” of a battle over pay and conditions.

College lecturers across Scotland and in England strike over pay

19 March 2019
College lecturers across Scotland and in nine colleges in England were set to strike over pay and conditions this week.

Get behind Jo McNeill for UCU general secretary

19 March 2019
Socialist Worker is backing UCU Left member Jo McNeill for general secretary of the UCU union.

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