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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

UCU strikes see an ‘inspiring’ sixth day 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’

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

UCU strike day three—new forces could join the battle University strikers have been cheered by news that their union is set to reballot more branches

UCU strikes see ‘festive’ second day

UCU strikes see ‘festive’ second day 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.

Higher education workers fight back

14 May 2019
University workers are furious at a new attack on their USS pension scheme

Students organise to kick the racists off campuses

15 January 2019
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.

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