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Student demonstration calls for free education and an end to cuts

15 November 2017
Hundreds of students marched through central London on Wednesday on a demonstration for free education and against university cuts.

Letters: Tories’ hypocrisy is exposed over question of free speech

31 October 2017
The minister for universities, Jo Johnson, is on the warpath for freedom of speech, he claims.

After Heaton-Harris - what are the real threats to academic freedom?

31 October 2017
Was the Heaton-Harris affair just a storm in a teacup? Christopher Heaton-Harris is the pro-Leave Tory whip who wrote to university vice-chancellors asking for information about “professors involved in the teaching of European affairs, with particular reference to Brexit”.

Radical mood among students on campuses as the new university year begins

26 September 2017
As students begin a new university year many are looking at the upheaval in politics—and the possibility of change.

Anger grows in EIS union as Scottish college bosses drag their feet over pay deal

13 June 2017
Scottish college bosses are still dragging their feet in a long-running dispute over equal pay.

London School of Economics cleaners strike for equality

16 May 2017
Outsourced cleaners at the London School of Economics have struck for the same pay and conditions as similar directly-employed workers.

Universities threaten massive job cuts

16 May 2017
Thousands of jobs are under threat at universities across Britain—and there are signs of resistance.

Brighton - why escalating action works

09 May 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton have fought off an attempt by their management to effectively derecognise their union.

Lecturers win after unofficial action

09 May 2017
A group of teaching staff at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) have scored a significant victory after taking unofficial action.

Fury as bosses ban a UCU union meeting at Manchester Metropolitan University

02 May 2017
Workers at Manchester Metropolitan University were furious after bosses banned the UCU union from holding a meeting on campus last week.

Lecturers defend their UCU union with a strike at Brighton university

04 April 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton walked out from 1pm last Friday.

Defeat for government over higher education bill should encourage resistance

10 January 2017
Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill.

Thousands join march to stop attacks on education

22 November 2016
Students and lecturers marched together in central London today, Saturday, in defence of education.

London Met to face a boycott for axing reps

18 October 2016
The UCU lecturers’ union’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) has unanimously agreed to back London Met branch’s request to “greylist” the university.

London Met strike fights cuts chaos

04 October 2016
Strikers at London Metropolitan University have won huge support from trade unionists, students and others, including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

UCU members at London Met vote for strikes by two to one

20 September 2016
 

Reports round-up: Paralympic protesters launch week of action

07 September 2016
Disabled people are highlighting the impact of austerity alongside the Paralympic Games this week. Also: Old Firm clash hit by Glasgow workers’ action | Were steel unions missold PFF? | University workers vote on pay walkout | Ballot on pay freeze at Freightliner| Bectu members vote for merger with Prospect | CPS could charge over Kingsley death

London Met workers start indicative ballot on action to defend jobs

26 July 2016
UCU union members at London Metropolitan University are holding an indicative ballot for strikes against mass job cuts.

Action over pay keeps on rolling at ten universities while reps sacked at London Met

12 July 2016
Strikes were set to hit ten universities this week as UCU union members prepared to walk out over pay and conditions.

Strike wave spreads through universities

05 July 2016
University workers struck at 33 universities on Tuesday—on the same day as an England-wide teachers’ strike.

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