Reports and Campaigns
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2 December 2015
Members of lecturers' union UCU are fighting job cuts at the Open University. We report on struggles in Bristol and Camden, north London.
26 November 2015
UCU members in the Open University took strike action on Wednesday against plans to close the university's regional offices, threatening over 500 jobs, writes Tom Baldwin.
11 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. College and uni lecturers lead the fightback.
10 November 2015
On 10 November UCU members in FE in England took action
4 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Strike at Barnet council, strike planned at secure hospital, strike ballot at Manchester University.
23 September 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. 'Kill the Bill' meetings, environment research council strikes, Open University job threats and victimised postal union rep John Vasey.
19 August 2015
Trade unions UCU, Unison and Unite at the University of Manchester are preparing to fight to save hundreds of jobs. Over 300 staff attended a joint union meeting to discuss management threats.
5 August 2015
Attacks on staff and services are escalating at the University of Manchester
8 July 2015
Teachers take action against education cuts in Salford, Leeds, Bradford, Swansea, Sussex and Stafford.
16 June 2015
Hundreds of people working and studying in further education colleges will take part in a mass lobby of parliament on Tuesday 16 June in protest over funding cuts for further education and adult learning
1 April 2015
The campaign for the reinstatement of sacked trade unionists Damien and Jenny Markey began on Monday 30 April at Bolton University with around 50 people, including staff, trade unionists and university students, protesting at the outrageous actions of the university management
11 March 2015
Socialist Students members organised a march for free education of around 150 in Leeds on 6 March. Students and young workers were attracted from across Yorkshire
4 February 2015
Striking teachers at Lambeth College have returned to work after winning concessions in a dispute over contracts
2 February 2015
Around 160 Barnsley College teaching staff have taken another 3 days of strike action
19 January 2015
On 14 January the UCU lecturers' union continued the suspension of the marking boycott to allow for a ballot of members on new proposals from the employers, which will run from 16 to 26 January
10 December 2014
Striking teachers at Lambeth College were backed up by some of their students walking out on 9 December, writes Please send messages of support to Mandy Brown, UCU branch secretary, at email@example.com.
3 December 2014
A walkout at Lambeth College is due to take place on 4 December following an 83% 'yes' vote for restarting action. UCU members are in dispute over new contracts
26 November 2014
Crane drivers' wage lift: Crane drivers at HTC Plant have won a 14% pay increase following strike action on 7 November
26 November 2014
On 20 November the UCU lecturers' union suspended the marking boycott started two weeks earlier
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