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

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

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

Strong strike at Birmingham university sees bigger picket lines and union recruits Unison union members at Birmingham university struck on Tuesday

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

University workers could take to picket lines again to defend USS pensions The UCU union could ballot workers across 69 universities for strikes later this year if attacks on the USS pension scheme continue.

Higher education workers fight back

Higher education workers fight back University workers are furious at a new attack on their USS pension scheme

Students organise to kick the racists off campuses

Students organise to kick the racists off campuses Students and lecturers at three universities are organising to drive racism and bigotry off their campuses.

Education round-up—Workers plan walkout for higher pay at six colleges

13 November 2018
UCU union members across six colleges are expected to strike over pay on 28 and 29 November.

LETTERS—Bankrupting universities is part of a privatisation plan

12 November 2018
The only surprise about the news that three universities are on the verge of bankruptcy is that it has taken so long.

Reports round-up - cleaners in London score two more wins against outsourcing

02 October 2018
Cleaners at two London universities have been brought in house by management.

A pay campaign that can win

25 September 2018
UCU union members in 110 Universities and 147 colleges are being balloted over pay in England and Wales. The ballot was launched three weeks ago and closes on 19 October.

Workers were right on university pensions

18 September 2018
A new report has totally vindicated university workers’ decision to strike over pensions earlier this year

Victory at Soas as workers beat outsourcing

30 August 2018
Workers were celebrating after their outsourcing to private firms officially ended and they became directly employed by the university.

Battle is on to build pay fight in the UCU - and to transform union democracy

12 June 2018
Around 80 UCU union members from across Britain met in London last Saturday to discuss building struggles over pay and pensions—and transforming their union.

Workers fight the outsourcers at the University of London

29 May 2018
Workers at the University of London (UoL) are set to walk out on 6 June as part of their fight to be taken back in house by the university. Currently they are employed by Cordiant.

Fights to stop job cuts and to win union recognition in universities

15 May 2018
Workers at London South Bank University in south London held a protest against planned job cuts on Tuesday.

A step forward on pensions for university workers - but further attacks loom

01 May 2018
Bosses have withdrawn plans for a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme for workers in older universities.

Outsourced university workers demand equal pay and rights

26 April 2018
Over 100 people joined striking workers outside the University of London on Wednesday as part of their fight against outsourcing.

Is the university pensions deal about to fall apart?

24 April 2018
A deal reached by the UCU union and UUK bosses to end a series of strikes over pensions is potentially in chaos.

Keep up the fight after university workers vote to accept pensions deal

13 April 2018
UCU union members have voted by 64 percent to accept a deal in a long running dispute over pensions. It follows 14 days of strikes at over 60 universities against a plan to turn workers’ defined benefit scheme into a defined contribution one.

Anger at UCU leadership - but action has created a union that can fight off attacks

10 April 2018
UCU members at several universities were set to start a five-day strike on Monday 16 April if the latest offer on pensions is rejected.-

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