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Liverpool University action forces bosses to ask for talks

Liverpool University action forces bosses to ask for talks Bosses have shown the first signs of failing resolve, with a sudden proposal to talk

Rally to build fights over jobs and wages in universities and colleges

Rally to build fights over jobs and wages in universities and colleges Members of the UCU union are organising to unite the struggle for better pay and conditions across all of further and higher education

Leicester university workers launch three-day strike over job cuts

Leicester university workers launch three-day strike over job cuts Workers at the University of Leicester began a three-day strike on Wednesday over job cuts.

University jobs fight spreads from Liverpool to Leicester and Sussex

University jobs fight spreads from Liverpool to Leicester and Sussex UCU union members at the university of Liverpool were set to take four more days of strike this week

Liverpool university striker argues why it’s right to picket

Liverpool university striker argues why it’s right to picket UCU union members at the University of Liverpool continued to strike this week to stop the compulsory redundancies of staff in our Health and Life Sciences faculty.

University of Liverpool strikers battle for jobs and education

University of Liverpool strikers battle for jobs and education  The university has ranked workers to justify making some staff redundant.

Students occupy at four universities after ‘consistent let downs’ in pandemic

28 April 2021
Students in Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham are furious over the way they have been treated by Tories and vice chancellors during the pandemic.

Shocking cuts at LSBU and Aston universities have to be resisted

17 April 2021
London South Bank University has announced the wholesale closure of a series of courses with immediate effect.  

UEL strike off for talks + UCL + DVLA + Deliveroo + Safety in courts

09 March 2021
Workers at the University of East London were set to strike on Wednesday of this week, but the action was postponed

New battles coming over university workers’ pensions

06 March 2021
Some estimates suggest that members wouldn’t even get back the money they put into the scheme.

Mood to fight Tories runs through UCU union’s congress

24 February 2021
Delegates defied their general secretary to back a motion calling on the union to instruct members not to enter unsafe workplaces

UEL strikers fight for jobs and education

22 February 2021
 UCU union members at the University of East London staged a two-day strike this week in a fight to save jobs + Chichester College

Gavin Williamson’s ‘free speech’ is an attack on our rights to organise

22 February 2021
The Tories’ crackdown on universities means protecting bigots from opposition. But as Nick Clark shows, real free speech battles have always involved defending the right to protest

Universities fight to protect solidarity with Palestine

16 February 2021
The battle to defend the right to speak out for Palestine has returned to universities. Some students in Oxford tried to stop left wing ¬filmmaker Ken Loach from speaking at a university event last week.

University workers battles as job cuts bite

15 February 2021
UCU union members at the University of East London (UEL) plan a two‑day strike from Monday.

Overseas university students starved by racist rules during coronavirus pandemic

14 February 2021
International students were encouraged to come to Britain despite the pandemic, so universities could make money from them. Now lockdowns, job cuts and a lack of support have left many struggling to survive, reports Sophie Squire

Brighton university jobs battle settled + Hackney school strikes + East Sussex academy fight

08 February 2021
Workers at Brighton university and their supporters rallied on Monday after the UCU union settled a dispute.

New strikes over jobs set for Brighton university

01 February 2021
A five-day strike is set to hit Brighton university from Monday of next week.

University jobs battles + NEU victimisations fight + Heathrow resistance + New Sage action + Defend libraries + Manchester buses + Stobart crisp crunch coming

25 January 2021
More college and university workers are moving towards fights to stop job cuts. 

Unsafe universities + Chichester College + People Before Profit event + Rail safety + School jobs fight

18 January 2021
The UCU union has said it could strike if universities are fully reopened this academic year. It said teaching should remain online to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

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