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Upbeat strike at The John Roan school says no to academies

Upbeat strike at The John Roan school says no to academies Workers at The John Roan school in Greenwich, south east London, struck on Wednesday. The NEU union members are fighting a plan to turn the school into a privately-run academy.

Strong battle for jobs at Bradford university

Strong battle for jobs at Bradford university Workers at Bradford university are striking to defend jobs and conditions

Confident mood on the picket line as Bradford university staff strike to save jobs

Confident mood on the picket line as Bradford university staff strike to save jobs Workers at Bradford university are on strike to defend jobs and conditions. The Unison union members, representing cleaners, cooks, gardeners, technicians, security guards and admin staff, began a three-day strike on Wednesday.

Monster march in Glasgow to demand more pay for teachers shows the mood to fight

Monster march in Glasgow to demand more pay for teachers shows the mood to fight Around 30,000 teachers and their supporters marched through Glasgow on Saturday in a massively powerful display of their determination to win a 10 percent pay rise.

Teachers in Scotland need a 10 percent pay rise now

Teachers in Scotland need a 10 percent pay rise now Teachers in Scotland are set to take a step forwards in their battle for pay and decent education on Saturday.

Thousands march for more further education funding

Thousands march for more further education funding Students, college workers and others marched through central London on Wednesday in protest at Tory funding cuts.

College lecturers in Scotland throw out pay offer and should now prepare for action

02 October 2018
Further Education lecturers in Scotland have voted by 90 percent, on a 60 percent turnout, to reject management’s pay offer in an indicative ballot.

Colleges fight for funding - and strike over pay in south London

02 October 2018
UCU union members plan to protest on Wednesday 17 October during a week of action over further education funding.

A pay campaign that can win

25 September 2018
UCU union members in 110 Universities and 147 colleges are being balloted over pay in England and Wales. The ballot was launched three weeks ago and closes on 19 October.

Academies plan for school privatisation is faltering

17 July 2018
The Tories are in trouble over education policy. Miriam Scharf argues now is the time to go on the offensive

Battle is on to build pay fight in the UCU - and to transform union democracy

12 June 2018
Around 80 UCU union members from across Britain met in London last Saturday to discuss building struggles over pay and pensions—and transforming their union.

Birmingham battle for jobs and learning

05 June 2018
 

What was decided at UCU conference—when delegates got the chance

05 June 2018
 

Workers fight the outsourcers at the University of London

29 May 2018
Workers at the University of London (UoL) are set to walk out on 6 June as part of their fight to be taken back in house by the university. Currently they are employed by Cordiant.

UCU congress to reflect a transformed union after an historic year

29 May 2018
The University and College Union (UCU) will hold its annual congress in Manchester this week.

Pay cuts and precarious contracts fuel college strikes

24 May 2018
One picket said simply, “I’ve worked here on a zero hours contract for ten years.”

Buoyant walkout to stop cuts to jobs and courses

22 May 2018
Another huge, lively and determined picket line assembled at the main entrance of Hull College on Thursday of last week.

More colleges join fightback over pay

22 May 2018
Workers at two London colleges struck on Tuesday as part of a rolling programme of walkouts over pay.

Fights to stop job cuts and to win union recognition in universities

15 May 2018
Workers at London South Bank University in south London held a protest against planned job cuts on Tuesday.

Solidarity on the picket lines as colleges strike for pay rise

11 May 2018
UCU union members at two London colleges struck on Friday as part of a series of walkouts over pay across ten colleges in England.

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