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Liverpool university striker argues why it’s right to picket

Liverpool university striker argues why it’s right to picket UCU union members at the University of Liverpool continued to strike this week to stop the compulsory redundancies of staff in our Health and Life Sciences faculty.

Students occupy at four universities after ‘consistent let downs’ in pandemic

Students occupy at four universities after ‘consistent let downs’ in pandemic Students in Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham are furious over the way they have been treated by Tories and vice chancellors during the pandemic.

Scottish FE lecturers to escalate

Scottish FE lecturers to escalate Scottish College lecturers in the EIS-Fela union are stepping up their national dispute this week. They were set to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Shocking cuts at LSBU and Aston universities have to be resisted

Shocking cuts at LSBU and Aston universities have to be resisted London South Bank University has announced the wholesale closure of a series of courses with immediate effect.  

Scottish FE action + United Colleges + Liverpool university

Scottish FE action + United Colleges + Liverpool university College lecturers across Scotland plan a further two‑day strike in a continuing dispute over the replacement of lecturers with instructors on lower pay and with worse conditions.

Pimlico Academy school students revolt over racism

Pimlico Academy school students revolt over racism Hundreds of school students at Pimlico Academy protested against racism and sexism on Wednesday morning

Scottish college lecturers launch strikes to protect jobs and education

25 March 2021
Workers at further education colleges across Scotland walked out on Thursday over bosses’ attacks on their jobs.

New battles coming over university workers’ pensions

06 March 2021
Some estimates suggest that members wouldn’t even get back the money they put into the scheme.

University workers battles as job cuts bite

15 February 2021
UCU union members at the University of East London (UEL) plan a two‑day strike from Monday.

Overseas university students starved by racist rules during coronavirus pandemic

14 February 2021
International students were encouraged to come to Britain despite the pandemic, so universities could make money from them. Now lockdowns, job cuts and a lack of support have left many struggling to survive, reports Sophie Squire

International round up: Students in Turkey ‘won’t back down’

09 February 2021
Student protests have swept across Turkey, beginning at Istanbul’s Bogazici university. They could develop into the biggest revolt by young people since the Gezi Park protests of 2013.

Letters—Union wrong to counterpose saving jobs to saving planet 

05 January 2021
Scarborough police broke up our socially-distanced anti‑offshore gas field demo this week.

Workers’ safety fights at colleges and universities

05 January 2021
Union activists fought to resist the unsafe reopening of universities and colleges this week.

Students revolt against being treated without dignity

05 December 2020
Rent strikes and other actions are spreading

Rent strikes spread after student win at Manchester university

01 December 2020
Students at the University of Manchester (UoM) have won a 30 percent cut in rents for this term after months of protest.

Student action wins big rent cut in Manchester

26 November 2020
Students at the University of Manchester (UoM) have won a 30 percent cut in rents for this term after months of protest.

Thousands of school and college students face anxiety over exams

22 November 2020
Over 700,000 students across England are due to take exams next summer. They have suffered months of disruption because of the pandemic.  

Students speak out—‘We will not back down’

17 November 2020
In Bristol a rent strike by 1,400 students has forced the university to make some concessions including the promise that activists won’t be disciplined.

Students build resistance to bullying universities

17 November 2020
Students are using rent strikes, occupations and protests to take on appalling treatment by their universities. 

Manchester students continue occupation against university's pandemic treatment

15 November 2020
Students at the University of Manchester have continued their occupation of Owen Park tower in protest of their university's dangerous policies during the pandemic.

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