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LETTERS—Bankrupting universities is part of a privatisation plan

LETTERS—Bankrupting universities is part of a privatisation plan The only surprise about the news that three universities are on the verge of bankruptcy is that it has taken so long.

Reports round-up - cleaners in London score two more wins against outsourcing

Reports round-up - cleaners in London score two more wins against outsourcing Cleaners at two London universities have been brought in house by management.

A pay campaign that can win

A pay campaign that can win UCU union members in 110 Universities and 147 colleges are being balloted over pay in England and Wales. The ballot was launched three weeks ago and closes on 19 October.

Workers were right on university pensions

Workers were right on university pensions A new report has totally vindicated university workers’ decision to strike over pensions earlier this year

Victory at Soas as workers beat outsourcing

Victory at Soas as workers beat outsourcing Workers were celebrating after their outsourcing to private firms officially ended and they became directly employed by the university.

Battle is on to build pay fight in the UCU - and to transform union democracy

Battle is on to build pay fight in the UCU - and to transform union democracy Around 80 UCU union members from across Britain met in London last Saturday to discuss building struggles over pay and pensions—and transforming their union.

Workers fight the outsourcers at the University of London

29 May 2018
Workers at the University of London (UoL) are set to walk out on 6 June as part of their fight to be taken back in house by the university. Currently they are employed by Cordiant.

Fights to stop job cuts and to win union recognition in universities

15 May 2018
Workers at London South Bank University in south London held a protest against planned job cuts on Tuesday.

A step forward on pensions for university workers - but further attacks loom

01 May 2018
Bosses have withdrawn plans for a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme for workers in older universities.

Outsourced university workers demand equal pay and rights

26 April 2018
Over 100 people joined striking workers outside the University of London on Wednesday as part of their fight against outsourcing.

Is the university pensions deal about to fall apart?

24 April 2018
A deal reached by the UCU union and UUK bosses to end a series of strikes over pensions is potentially in chaos.

Keep up the fight after university workers vote to accept pensions deal

13 April 2018
UCU union members have voted by 64 percent to accept a deal in a long running dispute over pensions. It follows 14 days of strikes at over 60 universities against a plan to turn workers’ defined benefit scheme into a defined contribution one.

Anger at UCU leadership - but action has created a union that can fight off attacks

10 April 2018
UCU members at several universities were set to start a five-day strike on Monday 16 April if the latest offer on pensions is rejected.-

Vote No in the UCU university pensions ballot

05 April 2018
After 14 days of strikes, many UCU union members are organising to reject the latest offer

Revolt grows against proposed universities pensions deal

29 March 2018
An e-ballot on the offer begins on 4 April. It's urgent to fight for a No vote.

UCU moves to a ballot on new offer. Vote No and build strikes

28 March 2018
The campaign to reject has already begun. #RejectUUKdeal

University bosses make new offer. They are in retreat but workers can win more

23 March 2018
This is the moment to increase the pressure, not withdraw it.

University strikers say - keep fighting and demand no changes to our pension scheme

20 March 2018
Workers are fighting to push forward the battle to defend pensions as the first wave of university strikes comes to an end this week.

The universities struggle is changing workers

20 March 2018
The strike has infused new life into semi-moribund UCU branches

University workers force union into action

19 March 2018
Solid strikes by the UCU have given workers the confidence to fight for more, argues Sadie Robinson

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