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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.

Well-supported strike at The Cumberland School in Newham says no to academies

09 January 2018
The first strike at The Cumberland School in Newham, east London, against academisation saw over 50 NEU education union members picketing on Tuesday.

Ruling in case of Tahir Alam relating to the Trojan Horse hoax to be withheld

02 January 2018
A tribunal ruling relating to a man embroiled in the Trojan Horse hoax in Birmingham will not be published—even though the hearing was public.

FE lecturers should vote for coordinated pay strikes

02 January 2018
UCU union members in 19 further education (FE) colleges are set to ballot for strikes over pay. The ballots will begin around 12 January.

Solid strike by east London teachers over academisation

13 December 2017
NEU union members at Royal Docks Community School in Newham, east London, struck on Wednesday. They are fighting plans to turn the school into an academy.

Strikes win jobs victory for Brighton lecturers

05 December 2017
Strikes at the University of Brighton have forced bosses to withdraw plans for compulsory redundancies.

The great ‘Trojan Horse’ hoax

24 November 2017
A new book uncovers how the Tories used the Birmingham schools Trojan Horse ‘scandal’ to push an Islamophobic agenda

Schools inspectors told to target Muslim girls

21 November 2017
Muslim girls in primary schools will be questioned by school inspectors if they wear a hijab or headscarf

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