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21 June 2017
Around 50 UCU union members at Coleg y Cymoedd in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Caerphilly attended picket lines on 15 June as we took strike action against oppressive workloads and to defend quality education
15 February 2017
Socialist Students conference showcased a growing organisation
23 November 2016
Local student unions failed to properly organise and mobilise for the national education demonstration on 19 November.
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.
25 May 2016
UCU members were out in force for the first day of UK-wide two-day strike action against a paltry 1.1% pay offer
2 March 2016
On 24 February, lecturers' union UCU and public sector union Unison took joint strike action across England in the further education sector for the first time.
24 February 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. National FE college strike; construction workers protest against employers breaking pay agreements; Independent newspaper to close.
27 January 2016
Teaching staff in the NUT at Small Heath School in Birmingham have started nine days of strike action against the threat to turn it into an academy.
11 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. College and uni lecturers lead the fightback.
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
7 October 2014
An inspirational figure and tenacious fighter
22 September 2014
University and College Union members from more than 300 FE colleges will be joining the 14 October strike of local government workers
28 January 2014
UCU members in Higher Education have again walked out over pay
21 November 2013
The National Union of Students' NEC voted "to stand in complete solidarity with workers taking strike action" in the December 3rd strike in higher and further education
25 September 2013
After another year of being offered real-terms cuts to pay, university workers represented by UCU, Unison and Unite are balloting for a major national campaign of strike action and industrial action against cuts, against zero-hour contracts and the gender pay gap, and for job security, writes Edmund Schluessel, NUS National Executive & UCU member (personal capacities)
17 July 2013
A Welsh Further Education college has hit the local headlines because of a story about a lecturer who has to deliver pizzas to make ends meet
26 June 2013
Chesterfield college: Lecturers at Chesterfield College have taken two more days of strike action against 70 compulsory redundancies
10 June 2013
Chesterfield College lecturers were supported by students in a one-day strike against compulsory redundancies
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