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Scottish college strikers turn up the heat on the SNP over pay and cuts

09 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) will be feeling the heat today, Wednesday, from a strike of over 4,600 EIS Fela union college lecturers. The workers' second walkout in seven days across 20 further education (FE) colleges across Scotland comes the day before every council is up for re-election.

Hundreds protest against Israeli ambassador Mark Regev at Soas

02 May 2017
Hundreds of students and their supporters protested outside the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) yesterday evening, Thursday, as Israeli ambassador Mark Regev spoke inside.

Malia Bouattia losing NUS presidency is setback for left—but right haven't won

02 May 2017
Malia Bouattia lost her campaign to be re-elected as National Union of Students (NUS) president yesterday, Wednesday.

Lecturers defend their UCU union with a strike at Brighton university

04 April 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton walked out from 1pm last Friday.

Striking cleaners take on KCL bosses

26 January 2017
Cleaners at Kings College London (KCL) began a 48-hour strike today, Thursday, in response to massive workloads and understaffing.

Defeat for government over higher education bill should encourage resistance

10 January 2017
Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill.

Chopper close shave shows why offshore workers' fight for safety is needed

10 January 2017
A helicopter shuttling workers between the Elgin and West Franklin platforms ran into difficulties resulting in the chopper coming inches away from falling into the sea, an offshore worker writes

Students’ action on rents wins victory

06 December 2016
Students at Goldsmiths University celebrated a victory last week as the university agreed to wave some £650,000 in rent for halls of residence.

Thousands join march to stop attacks on education

22 November 2016
Students and lecturers marched together in central London today, Saturday, in defence of education.

News round-up - join 19 November protest in London to defend education

25 October 2016
Students and lecturers will unite for education and march through London on Saturday 19 November. They will be saying no to cuts, no to fees and no to debt.

South African students appeal to workers for support in a fight against the system

19 October 2016
A revolt by students in South Africa against a tuition fee rise has grown into an all-out fight for quality, free and decolonised education.

LETTERS: Huge debt puts off working class people from studying

07 September 2016
I’m 18 and about to start a Bachelors degree. I’m also from a working class family in the North, that huge part of England the government doesn’t seem to know exists.

Demonstration called to kick the market out of education

02 August 2016
A national demonstration to defend education will take place in central London on Saturday 19 November.

Teachers wage war on Tories with England-wide walkout

05 July 2016
Teachers in England struck on Tuesday in a battle against Tory education policies and cuts. Thousands of schools were closed as the walkout made a big impact.

Strikes hit over 30 universities as UCU union members walk out in pay row

30 June 2016
University workers at over 30 institutions are on strike today, Thursday, as part of a national programme of action over pay.

University strikers fight for better pay

28 June 2016
University workers at 38 institutions were set to strike on Thursday of this week. The walkouts are part of a national programme of rolling action over pay.

Rent strikers beat ‘back door fees hike’

21 June 2016
A rent strike at University College London (UCL) has forced management to reduce their sky-high rents.

UCU members debate defending education - and more - at annual congress

07 June 2016
The Tory assault on education, and resistance to it, dominated the UCU union’s annual congress in Liverpool last week.

Workers back more strikes to defend pay and education at UCU union congress

07 June 2016
The pay fight in higher education was a key debate at the UCU union's annual congress in Liverpool last week. UCU members in universities held a two-day national strike last month for a pay rise and an end to pay inequality.

Junior doctors must reject Jeremy Hunt’s toxic contract

31 May 2016
The British Medical Association’s (BMA) junior doctors’ committee was due to meet on Friday after details of their new contract were released.

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