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Revealed—university bosses claim millions in expenses while workers face pensions cut

25 February 2018
University vice chancellors are claiming millions in expenses to swan around in fancy hotels and posh restaurants while workers face savage attacks on their pensions

Three east London schools strike against academy plans

23 February 2018
Workers at three east London schools struck together yesterday—with lively picket lines joined by parents, teachers, and support workers

University strikers boosted by solidarity

22 February 2018
Marches, demonstrations and student walkouts marked the first day of a university workers’ strike today.

Why university workers are right to strike

22 February 2018
Striking UCU member Josh Hollands explains what's behind the universities strike today.

University workers hit the picket lines as 40,000 strike

22 February 2018
Universities across Britain were covered with pickets today as UCU union members struck over pensions.

Strong support for universities strike as walkout begins

22 February 2018
Around 40,000 university workers will strike today in the opening shot of a battle for education

School workers in London to strike and rally together against academy plans

21 February 2018
Workers and parents are united in this battle for education

UCU - ‘why we're right to go on strike’

20 February 2018
This week we’ll be taking part in the biggest strike in Britain since the junior doctors’ strike. And we plan escalating strikes over the next three weeks, ending with a five-day strike in March.

Strike back at fat cat bosses, say striking university workers

20 February 2018
University bosses’ assault on pensions will hit workers hard, and is the latest attack aimed at turning education into a profitable business. That's why over 40,000 workers plan 14 days of strikes from 22 February. UCU union members speak to Sadie Robinson

Parents protest at Barnsley primary school against Academies Enterprise Trust

20 February 2018
A large group of parents turned out to protest against Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) at St Helen’s Primary in Barnsley as the school reopened after half term on Monday.

College workers to strike over ‘kick in teeth’ pay offer—joining education fight

14 February 2018
UCU union members across 16 colleges in England are set to hold a two-day strike starting on 28 February.

Five schools set to strike in fight to beat academies

13 February 2018
Workers at Cumberland School in Newham, east London, struck on Thursday of last week against a plan to turn their school into an academy.

University workers get ready for pensions fight

13 February 2018
Workers are rushing to join the UCU union ahead of a series of escalating strikes set to begin in dozens of universities next Thursday.

Schools suffer from Tories’ cuts

12 February 2018
Tory cuts to school funding have caused thousands of job cuts across England.

UCU pension strikes - who’s on strike and when?

12 February 2018
UCU union members are fighting attacks on their USS pension scheme that would slash its value and give workers no guaranteed income in retirement.

More strikes set to stop academy plans in east London

23 January 2018
NEU education union members at Avenue School in Newham, east London, were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of next week against academisation

UCU calls 14 days of strikes after stunning vote for walkouts over pensions

22 January 2018
The UCU union has called 14 days of escalating strikes across 61 universities starting next month. A two-day walkout is set to begin on or around 22 February, followed by three-day, four-day and five-day walkouts in the following weeks.

40,000 UCU members could strike, shutting down 68 universities

18 January 2018
40,000 UCU union members are being balloted for strikes over pensions. The ballot ends on Friday.

Vote for pensions strikes in the UCU union to stop attack on USS scheme

16 January 2018
A ballot of UCU union members for strikes over pensions was set to end on Friday. Workers at some 68 universities across Britain are balloting to stop an attack on their USS pension scheme.

School cleaners in Hackney are 100 percent behind pay strikes

09 January 2018
More than 40 school cleaners in six schools in Hackney, east London, have voted to strike by 100 percent on a 60 percent turnout.

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