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

University workers strike powerfully together—and prepare the next wave of action IWGB and UCU union members marched chanting, “Two strikes, one fight!” and, “UCL you’re out of time – outsourcing is a crime”

Workers at central London universities call united action for equality

Workers at central London universities call united action for equality University workers in central London have called the “first ever combined strike of directly employed and outsourced workers in the history of higher education” on Wednesday.

Strikers say no to school bullies at St Catherine’s School for Girls

Strikers say no to school bullies at St Catherine’s School for Girls NEU union members at St Catherine’s School for Girls struck on Tuesday of last week in a row over bullying.

UCU strikes see an ‘inspiring’ sixth day

UCU strikes see an ‘inspiring’ sixth day 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’

UCU strikers say,  ‘the future of higher education is at stake’ More than 43,000 lecturers and other university staff returned to a strike this week in a battle over pay, pensions, conditions and contracts.

UCU strike day three—new forces could join the battle

UCU strike day three—new forces could join the battle University strikers have been cheered by news that their union is set to reballot more branches

UCU strikes see ‘festive’ second day

26 November 2019
Striking university staff were in a buoyant mood as they entered the second day of an eight-day walkout on Tuesday.

Start of strike at 60 universities is a stunning success

25 November 2019
Big picket lines, student support, enthusiastic particpation and union recruitment as eight-day strike begins

Strikers at UCL speak out over UCU union fight over pay, pensions and conditions

25 November 2019
Workers and students staged determined picket lines across Britain on Monday as an eight-day strike got underway.

Angry sixth form college strikers say, ‘Education cuts are an election issue’

20 November 2019
Strikes hit some 34 sixth form colleges on Wednesday as NEU union members walked out. The action was the third walkout in the union’s campaign over pay and funding – and the biggest so far.

Sixth form college walkouts grow as more NEU union branches join the picket lines

19 November 2019
Workers at 34 sixth form colleges across England were set to strike on Wednesday—the third walkout in a fight over pay and funding.

Strikes to hit 60 universities as UCU members fight for the future of education

18 November 2019
Tens of thousands of UCU union members are preparing for their return to the picket line. Sadie Robinson talks to activists about how they’re building solidarity—and how to win

The Troublemaker—Academy heads make vast fortunes for failing children

12 November 2019
Head teachers and academy trust leaders in the state sector are collecting “fat cat” pay packages with some pocketing nearly half a million pounds a year.

Rising up for higher education - UCU activists on why they are striking back

12 November 2019
A revolt is brewing on university campuses across Britain as UCU union members—lecturers, researchers and support staff—prepare for eight days of strikes over pay and pensions later this month.

Sixth form college strikers stand up for students and against education cuts

05 November 2019
Workers across 25 sixth form colleges across England struck together on Tuesday.

Walkouts set to hit 25 sixth form colleges

29 October 2019
Workers at 25 sixth form colleges were set to strike on 5 November—the second walkout in a battle over pay and funding.

Wave of sixth form strikes gets top marks

22 October 2019
Action at 23 colleges is about more than anger at employers’ paltry pay offer, reports Sadie Robinson

Enthusiastic support for sixth form college strikes over funding and pay

17 October 2019
At college after college, strikers reported that new faces had joined big picket lines and that there was a buoyant mood.

Workers at Nottingham College deliver no confidence vote in boss

15 October 2019
UCU union members at Nottingham College plan to hold 14 more days of strike next month in a battle over new contracts.

‘Build on climate strikes’ say education workers

15 October 2019
Over 250 education workers, students and activists joined the Climate emergency—educating for the future conference in London last Saturday.

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