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Workers’ safety fights at colleges and universities

Workers’ safety fights at colleges and universities Union activists fought to resist the unsafe reopening of universities and colleges this week.

Students revolt against being treated without dignity

Students revolt against being treated without dignity Rent strikes and other actions are spreading

Rent strikes spread after student win at Manchester university

Rent strikes spread after student win at Manchester university 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

Battles over cuts and safety fears in universities 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

Student action wins big rent cut in Manchester 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’

Students speak out—‘We will not back down’ 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. 

Manchester students continue occupation against university's pandemic treatment

15 November 2020
Students at the University of Manchester have continued their occupation of Owen Park tower in protest of their university's dangerous policies during the pandemic.

Manchester university students occupy over contemptuous coronavirus treatment

12 November 2020
A group of students at the University of Manchester went into occupation on Thursday. They are protesting at their university's treatment of students and staff during the pandemic.

Compulsory job cuts beaten at Heriot-Watt after workers threaten strike

09 November 2020
Planned strikes at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have been called off after bosses backed down.

LETTERS—Time to tear down the jails

06 November 2020
One of my young family members was in prison a while ago. During our visit we were treated like prisoners ourselves—made to wait endlessly in the shabby, dirty facilities.

Students tear down fencing at Manchester campus as rage boils at lockdown treatment

06 November 2020
Students say they have been treated with contempt by the authorities during the pandemic

Action and strike votes at universities and colleges

26 October 2020
Strike vote over redundancies at Heriot-Watt and action planned at Forth Valley College over a new role

Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries

19 October 2020
The infection rate among secondary school pupils rose by more than in any other age group since September.

Is university online teaching an inferior form of learning?

19 October 2020
Does online learning leave students short-changed? As more and more virus-hit universities suspend face to face teaching, it can seem like students are getting a worse education.

Students and workers demand action over coronavirus at universities

16 October 2020
In Manchester students gathered and then walked down the road, holding flares and blocking traffic.

Workers are stepping up the fight for safety at universities

15 October 2020
Higher education workers are organising to defend safety and jobs as coronavirus tears through universities  

University virus chaos shows why we need resistance - join the day of action

15 October 2020
Students and workers are preparing for a day of action on Friday as cases of Covid-19 continue to soar in universities across Britain.

Activists call national day of action to protect jobs and safety in universities

11 October 2020
Students and university workers have called a day of action for Friday 16 October to defend jobs and safety. It comes as Covid-19 continues to spread rapidly in university accommodation across the country.

Coronavirus cases soar after Tories’ new failures over testing

05 October 2020
Official cases of coronavirus in Britain shot up last weekend after a failure in the Tories’ test and trace system.

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