15 October 2020
Higher education workers are organising to defend safety and jobs as coronavirus tears through universities
15 October 2020
Students and workers are preparing for a day of action on Friday as cases of Covid-19 continue to soar in universities across Britain.
11 October 2020
Students and university workers have called a day of action for Friday 16 October to defend jobs and safety. It comes as Covid-19 continues to spread rapidly in university accommodation across the country.
05 October 2020
Official cases of coronavirus in Britain shot up last weekend after a failure in the Tories’ test and trace system.
03 October 2020
As Covid-19 outbreaks in universities spread across Britain, students and staff are gearing up for a fightback against universities who have put profits before safety.
29 September 2020
Members of the UCU union at Heriot-Watt University based in Edinburgh are being balloted for strikes over compulsory job losses.
26 September 2020
Thousands of people are isolating in student accommodation after a spate of virus outbreaks at universities. Students told Sophie Squire that they are being left without support—and slammed the ‘entirely predictable’ crisis
14 September 2020
Unison union members at Soas University of London are set to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
07 September 2020
Socialist candidate Paul Holmes has won enough nominations to guarantee a place on the ballot paper for the Unison union general secretary election.
25 August 2020
A protest was called by a Polish LGBT+ activist living in Britain to express solidarity with LGBT+ people in Poland facing vicious bigotry
18 August 2020
UCU union members held protests and an online rally on Thursday of last week over job cuts.
11 August 2020
UCU union activists planed protests and rallies on Thursday this week against mass job cuts and the gutting of education.
03 August 2020
Workers in the UCU union across the higher education sector have voted to reject the employers’ offer to end the “four fights” dispute.
14 July 2020
Activists in the UCU union are organising to reject an offer on long-running disputes over pay, contracts, workload and equality.
16 June 2020
The UCU union has launched a campaign demanding the government puts forward a plan to protect universities and colleges.
26 May 2020
Workers at Roehampton university are fighting plans to attack jobs and pay. The university has announced a voluntary severance scheme and 15 percent of academic posts are at risk.
26 May 2020
A major revolt among rank and file UCU union members in universities is taking place.
08 May 2020
Some international students are “starving” during the coronavirus lockdown, a charity has warned. And new research published this week shows that Asian students have also suffered an increase in racism.
21 April 2020
The UCU union has attacked a leaked plan by Durham university bosses to slash face-to-face teaching by up to a quarter.
24 March 2020
A number of UCU union branches called off planned strikes in universities as the coronavirus crisis grew.