Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
19 April 2017
Millions of students and former students will be affected by an increase in interest rates on their student loans
12 April 2017
Management at Solent University is rattled and failing to cover up its plans for extensive cuts and redundancies. Already staff in the UCU and Unison unions have voted 92% in favour of 'no confidence' in the vice-chancellor, who is paid £300,000 a year.
15 March 2017
Unison delegates to the higher education conference on 2 March reminded the service group executive (SGE) who's in charge by defeating them on a number of questions.
22 February 2017
The Tories are once again trying to privatise student debt.
11 January 2017
Unelected Tory prime minister Theresa May has delivered a speech to the Charity Commission in which she denounces injustices within our society.
7 December 2016
As terms and conditions throughout the UK are being chipped away, incomes are tightening and security in the workplace is in jeopardy, Unison members voted in September to decide whether or not to strike over the 1.1% pay offer that was made to most members.
22 November 2016
Up to 15,000 students, education workers and trade unionists marched in London on 19 November
16 November 2016
The march on 19 November is the first joint national demo by the NUS and UCU since 2010
9 November 2016
Join the #Nov19 national student march: Students have suffered greatly under brutal privatisation and austerity measures.
26 October 2016
The Unison higher education sector seminar took place in Brighton 20-22 October. The key issue for union members was the decision by the service group executive (SGE), by the narrowest of margins, not to call strike action over the 2016 pay claim, despite the fact that 55% of those voting were in favour.
12 October 2016
University students have resumed their battle from last year against tuition fees hikes and for free education. In doing so, they have taken on South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) political establishment. Workers and Socialist Party (Wasp, CWI South Africa) activists explain what's at stake.
5 October 2016
Campaigning in the new term at colleges and universities has generated renewed interest
28 September 2016
In an area with such poverty and neglect as Knowsley, Merseyside, its shocking that no A-levels course will be on offer anymore.
22 September 2016
After years of crippling Tory austerity, students face being worse off than previous generations
21 September 2016
Raising tuition fees, creation of for-profit universities, as well as the widely criticised teaching excellence framework, are all part of making higher education part of the marketplace.
31 August 2016
As the new academic term begins, students at schools, college and universities around the country face a year of important struggles. Here two young people comment on some of the difficulties facing working class students.
27 July 2016
The Tories want universities that meet their backbreaking 'teaching excellence framework' targets to be allowed to increase the cost of their courses with inflation. Universities including Manchester have already announced their fees will rise to £9,250 in 2017, before parliament has even considered the measure.
29 June 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Lecturers, train workers and cleaners on strike.
23 June 2016
University of Sheffield UCU lecturers were on strike today as part of the union's national campaign for a Fair Deal for Higher Education, writes Alistair Tice.
8 June 2016
Switched off, disengaged and bemused: these are just a few of the adjectives that have been used to describe the way young people are reacting to the current EU referendum debate
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