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

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

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

UCU activists fight to get  the vote out in two ballots 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

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

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.

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.

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