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Big support for walkout that takes on bosses at Soas university

28 January 2020
Soas management have launched a vicious attack on some of the lowest-paid academic staff—but it has been met by resistance, reports Sadie Robinson

Wildcat strike and upbeat student rally at Soas university in London

23 January 2020
Hundreds of students and workers protested at management attacks on staff and education

Union members at Soas call a walkout after ‘appalling’ attacks on workers

21 January 2020
A group of workers at Soas University of London are discussing action over bosses’ plans to impose serious attacks on staff. The plan will effectively put workers on casual contracts out of a job.

Schools and councils round-up: strikes over ‘bullying,’ academies and more

14 January 2020
Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School for Girls in south east London resumed their strikes this week with a three-day walkout from Tuesday.

More universities could join new wave of UCU action

14 January 2020
Workers in 37 UCU union branches are reballoting for strikes. The branches voted overwhelmingly for walkouts in initial ballots, but failed to meet the Tories’ 50 percent turnout threshold for legal strikes.

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

04 December 2019
IWGB and UCU union members marched chanting, “Two strikes, one fight!” and, “UCL you’re out of time – outsourcing is a crime”

University strikers ready for round two

03 December 2019
Lecturers and other higher education staff are back to work but the fight over pensions and conditions goes on, writes Sadie Robinson

Workers at central London universities call united action for equality

03 December 2019
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

03 December 2019
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

02 December 2019
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’

01 December 2019
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

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.

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