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Workers are stepping up the fight for safety at universities

15 October 2020
Higher education workers are organising to defend safety and jobs as coronavirus tears through universities  

University virus chaos shows why we need resistance - join the day of action

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.

Activists call national day of action to protect jobs and safety in universities

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.

Coronavirus cases soar after Tories’ new failures over testing

05 October 2020
Official cases of coronavirus in Britain shot up last weekend after a failure in the Tories’ test and trace system.

Student protests as coronavirus sweeps through universities

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.

Heriot-Watt strike ballot over threat of 130 job cuts

29 September 2020
Members of the UCU union at Heriot-Watt University based in Edinburgh are being balloted for strikes over compulsory job losses.

Students locked in at universities as system profits

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

Solidarity with Soas strikes planned to fight redundancies

14 September 2020
Unison union members at Soas University of London are set to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Socialist on ballot paper for Unison general secretary + Soas strike vote + Trans rights march

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.

Manchester LGBT+ demo AND Napier strike vote gets results AND Sheffield Deliveroo revolt

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

University workers rally and protest against mass job cuts

18 August 2020
UCU union members held protests and an online rally on Thursday of last week over job cuts.

Solidarity with the fightback in universities

11 August 2020
UCU union activists planed protests and rallies on Thursday this week against mass job cuts and the gutting of education.

Step up universities fight after rotten deal rejected

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.

UCU says reject new offer

14 July 2020
Activists in the UCU union are organising to reject an offer on long-running disputes over pay, contracts, workload and equality.

Action needed on university funding

16 June 2020
The UCU union has launched a campaign demanding the government puts forward a plan to protect universities and colleges.

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts

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.

University workers build resistance to throw out a rotten deal

26 May 2020
A major revolt among rank and file UCU union members in universities is taking place. 

Starvation and racism – life for Britain’s international students under lockdown

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.

Fight Durham university attacks on teaching and jobs

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.

Don’t put universities fight on ‘back burner’

24 March 2020
A number of UCU union branches called off planned strikes in universities as the coronavirus crisis grew.

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