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Step up universities fight after rotten deal rejected

Step up universities fight after rotten deal rejected Workers in the UCU union across the higher education sector have voted to reject the employers’ offer to end the “four fights” dispute.

UCU says reject new offer

UCU says reject new offer Activists in the UCU union are organising to reject an offer on long-running disputes over pay, contracts, workload and equality.

Action needed on university funding

Action needed on university funding The UCU union has launched a campaign demanding the government puts forward a plan to protect universities and colleges.

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts Workers at Roehampton university are fighting plans to attack jobs and pay. The university has announced a voluntary severance scheme and 15 percent of academic posts are at risk.

University workers build resistance to throw out a rotten deal

University workers build resistance to throw out a rotten deal A major revolt among rank and file UCU union members in universities is taking place. 

Starvation and racism – life for Britain’s international students under lockdown

Starvation and racism – life for Britain’s international students under lockdown Some international students are “starving” during the coronavirus lockdown, a charity has warned. And new research published this week shows that Asian students have also suffered an increase in racism.

Fight Durham university attacks on teaching and jobs

21 April 2020
The UCU union has attacked a leaked plan by Durham university bosses to slash face-to-face teaching by up to a quarter.

Don’t put universities fight on ‘back burner’

24 March 2020
A number of UCU union branches called off planned strikes in universities as the coronavirus crisis grew.

It’s a hard slog but we want to keep fighting, say university strikers

12 March 2020
Tens of thousands of university workers are nearing the end of a wave of inspiring walkouts that have challenged the status quo in universities.

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

06 March 2020
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

04 March 2020
A key demand of university strikers is wholly correct admit employers

Keep fighting as university strikes have bosses under pressure

02 March 2020
Tens of thousands of university workers entered their third week of a wave of strikes on Monday. They need solidarity and an outgoing strike.

University strikers march and prepare for stronger resistance

26 February 2020
Up to 1,000 university strikers, students and supporters marched through central London on Wednesday on the final day of a three-day strike.

Solidarity boosts university strikers on day four of their action

25 February 2020
John McDonnell said, 'We will do all we can in parliament to support you. But on the streets is where we need to be.'

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

21 February 2020
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

20 February 2020
Strikers reported strong picket lines, solidarity from students, donations from other trade unionists and an upbeat mood.

Enthusiastic start to 14 days of strikes in universities

20 February 2020
UCU union members are fighting over pay, equality, workloads, contracts and pensions

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

19 February 2020
University bosses are trying to undermine solidarity with striking workers ahead of a major wave of walkouts due to start on Thursday.

UCU calls 14 days of walkouts in 74 universities

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

University staff could stage further strikes as reballot results due

28 January 2020
More strikes could be called in universities across Britain this week, as reballots for action close in 37 UCU union branches.

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