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”.
26 September 2017
As students begin a new university year many are looking at the upheaval in politics—and the possibility of change.
13 June 2017
Scottish college bosses are still dragging their feet in a long-running dispute over equal pay.
16 May 2017
Thousands of jobs are under threat at universities across Britain—and there are signs of resistance.
16 May 2017
Outsourced cleaners at the London School of Economics have struck for the same pay and conditions as similar directly-employed workers.
09 May 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton have fought off an attempt by their management to effectively derecognise their union.
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.
02 May 2017
Workers at Manchester Metropolitan University were furious after bosses banned the UCU union from holding a meeting on campus last week.
04 April 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton walked out from 1pm last Friday.
10 January 2017
Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill.
22 November 2016
Students and lecturers marched together in central London today, Saturday, in defence of education.
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.
04 October 2016
Strikers at London Metropolitan University have won huge support from trade unionists, students and others, including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
20 September 2016
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
26 July 2016
UCU union members at London Metropolitan University are holding an indicative ballot for strikes against mass job cuts.
12 July 2016
Strikes were set to hit ten universities this week as UCU union members prepared to walk out over pay and conditions.
05 July 2016
University workers struck at 33 universities on Tuesday—on the same day as an England-wide teachers’ strike.
30 June 2016
University workers at over 30 institutions are on strike today, Thursday, as part of a national programme of action over pay.
28 June 2016
University workers at 38 institutions were set to strike on Thursday of this week. The walkouts are part of a national programme of rolling action over pay.