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No retreat as university strikers keep up the fight on all fronts

No retreat as university strikers keep up the fight on all fronts UCU union strikers report new faces on picket lines and strong support from students. But some union leaders are prepared to settle for well short of what workers deserve.

University bosses admit damage caused by casual contracts

University bosses admit damage caused by casual contracts A key demand of university strikers is wholly correct admit employers

Universities strike day 2 - ‘All the issues are joined together’

Universities strike day 2 - ‘All the issues are joined together’ Workers took to the picket lines on Friday at 62 universities. Workers are fighting casual contracts, low pay, spiralling workloads, pay gaps and attacks on pensions.

First day of strike at universities was a big success

First day of strike at universities was a big success Strikers reported strong picket lines, solidarity from students, donations from other trade unionists and an upbeat mood.

As bosses try to undermine solidarity with UCU - students say back the strikes

As bosses try to undermine solidarity with UCU - students say back the strikes University bosses are trying to undermine solidarity with striking workers ahead of a major wave of walkouts due to start on Thursday.

School climate strikers furious at government inaction

School climate strikers furious at government inaction Thousands took part across Britain. but the movement needs to grow again

As UCU members prepare for 14 days of strikes - which universities are out when?

13 February 2020
Strikes will hit some 74 universities across Britain in February and March, as UCU union members stage 14 days of strikes.

UCU calls 14 days of walkouts in 74 universities

04 February 2020
Strikes will hit 74 universities across Britain in February and March.

Sixth form college workers get set for more strikes over funding and pay

04 February 2020
Workers at 34 sixth form colleges were set to strike on Wednesday of next week.

Letters—Media racism exposed in coverage of coronavirus

04 February 2020
Panic around the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has led to a rise in racist attacks against Chinese and East Asian people.

York students say they won’t be divided by coronavirus fears

02 February 2020
 Students fear a rise in racism after the first British cases of coronavirus infection were revealed to be from their university.

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

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.

As cop hearing begins, Alfie Meadows demands justice

10 December 2019
A police officer who allegedly hit a student in the head with a baton during protests in December 2010 faces a disciplinary hearing.

Hundreds of thousands join latest global climate strikes

29 November 2019
Hundreds of thousands of activists who are part of the Fridays for Future movement demanded urgent climate action

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

All out for latest global climate strike

26 November 2019
School students across the world were making posters, preparing slogans and dropping banners to organise for their next day of climate action.

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

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