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UCU strike day three—new forces could join the battle

27 November 2019
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.

West London school strikes force bosses to back off

08 October 2019
Strikes in west London have pushed Brent council to reconsider a plan to close a school.

UCU calls 14 more days of strikes at Nottingham College after buoyant pickets

08 October 2019
The UCU union has called 14 more days of strikes at Nottingham College next month, where workers are engaged in a battle against punitive new contracts.

‘We have had enough,’ say sixth form workers preparing to strike

01 October 2019
Workers at 23 sixth form colleges are set to strike on Thursday 17 October in a battle over funding and pay.

Tory funding promises are for the rich

03 September 2019
The Tories’ pledges aren’t about helping ordinary people

Education round up: ‘Try living on my salary’, say Birmingham strikers

03 September 2019
Around 300 Birmingham university caterers, cleaners, security guards and other support staff struck on Monday and Tuesday this week.

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