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Wildcat strike and upbeat student rally at Soas university in London

Wildcat strike and upbeat student rally at Soas university in London Hundreds of students and workers protested at management attacks on staff and education

Cleaners win, but Birkbeck outsourcing fight isn’t over

Cleaners win, but Birkbeck outsourcing fight isn’t over 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

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

More universities could join new wave of UCU action 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

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

Workers at central London universities call united action for equality 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.

UCU strikers say, ‘the future of higher education is at stake’

01 December 2019
More than 43,000 lecturers and other university staff returned to a strike this week in a battle over pay, pensions, conditions and contracts.

UCU strike day three—new forces could join the battle

27 November 2019
University strikers have been cheered by news that their union is set to reballot more branches

UCU strikes see ‘festive’ second day

26 November 2019
Striking university staff were in a buoyant mood as they entered the second day of an eight-day walkout on Tuesday.

Start of strike at 60 universities is a stunning success

25 November 2019
Big picket lines, student support, enthusiastic particpation and union recruitment as eight-day strike begins

Strikers at UCL speak out over UCU union fight over pay, pensions and conditions

25 November 2019
Workers and students staged determined picket lines across Britain on Monday as an eight-day strike got underway.

Strikes to hit 60 universities as UCU members fight for the future of education

18 November 2019
Tens of thousands of UCU union members are preparing for their return to the picket line. Sadie Robinson talks to activists about how they’re building solidarity—and how to win

Rising up for higher education - UCU activists on why they are striking back

12 November 2019
A revolt is brewing on university campuses across Britain as UCU union members—lecturers, researchers and support staff—prepare for eight days of strikes over pay and pensions later this month.

University workers headed for eight days of strikes over pensions and pay

01 November 2019
Eight days of strikes are set to hit 60 universities from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 4 December after workers voted for action in two ballots.

UCU activists fight to get the vote out in two ballots

22 October 2019
UCU union activists are making a final push this week to get the vote out in two strike ballots.

University workers are ready to get the vote out in strike ballots

01 October 2019
UCU union members in universities are balloting for strikes over pay, workloads, unequal contracts and pensions.

National strike on the cards as 125,000 university workers begin ballots

10 September 2019
Around 125,000 UCU union members in universities across Britain are balloting for strikes over pay, pensions and conditions.

Strong strike at Birmingham university sees bigger picket lines and union recruits

16 July 2019
Unison union members at Birmingham university struck on Tuesday

University workers could take to picket lines again to defend USS pensions

11 June 2019
The UCU union could ballot workers across 69 universities for strikes later this year if attacks on the USS pension scheme continue.

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