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Build fight over lecturers' pay

04 November 2008
On Friday of this week the UCU union will hold a conference of lecturers in higher education to discuss our 2009 pay claim.

Goldsmiths lecturers reject privatisation plans

04 November 2008
This week lecturers at Goldsmiths College massively rejected management proposals to privatise the recruitment of teaching

Another Education Is Possible campaign launched

04 November 2008
The Another Education Is Possible campaign was launched on Saturday of last week, with 170 delegates from universities across Britain attending the launch conference.

Last few days of NUT ballot

28 October 2008
There are just a few days of voting left in the NUT teachers’ union’s ballot for strike action over pay.

Sheffield activists may challenge academy result

28 October 2008
Campaigners against academy schools in Sheffield are considering whether to challenge a "consultation ballot" that took place in the city over plans to turn Parkwood School into an academy.

Opposing academies in Bolton and Derby

21 October 2008
School teachers in Derby and Bolton have been on strike this week against plans to turn their schools into academies.

Push to build yes vote for strikes over teachers’ pay

21 October 2008
Teachers in the NUT union have less than two weeks to build the yes vote in their national ballot for strike action over pay.

Barnsley college dispute resolved

21 October 2008
Members of the UCU union at Barnsley college have voted to call off their campaign of strikes to win the reinstatement of sacked UCU branch official Bob Willerton.

Preston anti-academies campaign

21 October 2008
It’s been a busy week for anti-academy campaigners in Preston. On Wednesday local councillor Michael Lavalette was elected as a parent governor at Fulwood high school.

Celebrate Sats victory

21 October 2008
There was jubilation in secondary schools last week as the government announced it was scrapping Sats tests for 14 year olds in English, maths and science.

Higher education union meeting to discuss pay claim

21 October 2008
The higher education (HE) sector of the UCU union meets on 7 November to discuss the pay claim that we will be submitting to our employers.

Joy at abolition of Sats tests in secondary schools

15 October 2008
There will be jubilation in secondary schools at the announcement by schools secretary Ed Balls that Sats tests are to be scrapped with immediate effect. But there will be despair in primary schools where the tests are to be retained.

Success for Bolton campaign against academies

14 October 2008
Members of the NUT teachers union in Bolton scored a significant victory last week in our ongoing campaign against academies in the town.

Striking against sackings at Barnsley College

14 October 2008
Barnsley college was brought to a virtual standstill on Tuesday of last week by a strike by over 200 lecturers in the UCU union.

Teachers campaign to win strike ballot

14 October 2008
There is a serious fight on in the NUT teachers’ union to win the ballot for strike action over pay.

Fighting deportation of teacher Farhan Zakaria

14 October 2008
Farhan Zakaria, a popular teacher and NUT union activist at Sarah Bonnell school in Stratford, east London, is threatened with imminent deportation to Bangladesh.

Lecturers accept pay deal

14 October 2008
Lecturers in further education in the UCU union have voted by 89 percent to accept a 3.2 percent pay deal from October.

Nottingham Trent University union derecognition battle

07 October 2008
Up to 300 people attended a lobby called by Nottingham Trent University UCU union branch on Monday of this week. They were demanding that management’s threat to derecognise the lecturers’ union is lifted.

Launch Campaigning Alliance for Lifelong Learning

07 October 2008
Up to 200 people attended a meeting to launch the Campaigning Alliance for Lifelong Learning (Call) on Tuesday of last week.

UCU ballot continues

07 October 2008
Further education lecturers in the UCU union are currently balloting over whether to accept a below-inflation pay offer.

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