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Don’t put universities fight on ‘back burner’

Don’t put universities fight on ‘back burner’ 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

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

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

University bosses admit damage caused by casual contracts A key demand of university strikers is wholly correct admit employers

Keep fighting as university strikes have bosses under pressure

Keep fighting as university strikes have bosses under pressure 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

University strikers march and prepare for stronger resistance 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.

Wildcat strike and upbeat student rally at Soas university in London

23 January 2020
Hundreds of students and workers protested at management attacks on staff and education

Cleaners win, but Birkbeck outsourcing fight isn’t over

21 January 2020
Cleaners at Birkbeck college in central London are celebrating after winning their battle to be directly employed by the university.

Union members at Soas call a walkout after ‘appalling’ attacks on workers

21 January 2020
A group of workers at Soas University of London are discussing action over bosses’ plans to impose serious attacks on staff. The plan will effectively put workers on casual contracts out of a job.

More universities could join new wave of UCU action

14 January 2020
Workers in 37 UCU union branches are reballoting for strikes. The branches voted overwhelmingly for walkouts in initial ballots, but failed to meet the Tories’ 50 percent turnout threshold for legal strikes.

University workers strike powerfully together—and prepare the next wave of action

04 December 2019
IWGB and UCU union members marched chanting, “Two strikes, one fight!” and, “UCL you’re out of time – outsourcing is a crime”

Workers at central London universities call united action for equality

03 December 2019
University workers in central London have called the “first ever combined strike of directly employed and outsourced workers in the history of higher education” on Wednesday.

UCU strikes see an ‘inspiring’ sixth day

02 December 2019
UCU members staged big picket lines and rallies on Monday, on the sixth day of an eight-day strike. Many workers feel emboldened after a week of hugely successful action.

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