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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.  

UEL strike off for talks + UCL + DVLA + Deliveroo + Safety in courts

UEL strike off for talks + UCL + DVLA + Deliveroo + Safety in courts Workers at the University of East London were set to strike on Wednesday of this week, but the action was postponed

New battles coming over university workers’ pensions

New battles coming over university workers’ pensions Some estimates suggest that members wouldn’t even get back the money they put into the scheme.

Mood to fight Tories runs through UCU union’s congress

Mood to fight Tories runs through UCU union’s congress Delegates defied their general secretary to back a motion calling on the union to instruct members not to enter unsafe workplaces

UEL strikers fight for jobs and education

UEL strikers fight for jobs and education  UCU union members at the University of East London staged a two-day strike this week in a fight to save jobs + Chichester College

Gavin Williamson’s ‘free speech’ is an attack on our rights to organise

Gavin Williamson’s ‘free speech’ is an   attack on our rights to organise The Tories’ crackdown on universities means protecting bigots from opposition. But as Nick Clark shows, real free speech battles have always involved defending the right to protest

Universities fight to protect solidarity with Palestine

16 February 2021
The battle to defend the right to speak out for Palestine has returned to universities. Some students in Oxford tried to stop left wing ¬filmmaker Ken Loach from speaking at a university event last week.

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

Brighton university jobs battle settled + Hackney school strikes + East Sussex academy fight

08 February 2021
Workers at Brighton university and their supporters rallied on Monday after the UCU union settled a dispute.

New strikes over jobs set for Brighton university

01 February 2021
A five-day strike is set to hit Brighton university from Monday of next week.

University jobs battles + NEU victimisations fight + Heathrow resistance + New Sage action + Defend libraries + Manchester buses + Stobart crisp crunch coming

25 January 2021
More college and university workers are moving towards fights to stop job cuts. 

Unsafe universities + Chichester College + People Before Profit event + Rail safety + School jobs fight

18 January 2021
The UCU union has said it could strike if universities are fully reopened this academic year. It said teaching should remain online to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

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.

Battles over cuts and safety fears in universities

30 November 2020
UCU union members at Brighton University were set to strike over planned redundancies in the IT department

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.

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. 

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