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7 November 2018
Unison trade union members at universities across the UK voted 62% in favour of strike action after rejecting the employers' final offer of 2% (with slightly higher increases for the lowest paid of up to 2.7%).
7 November 2018
"A university going bust is more likely than at any other point in the last generation". These were the words of Nick Hillman - former advisor to Tory universities minister David Willets.
31 October 2018
June's University and College Union (UCU) congress was shut down when staff walked out in response to motions criticising the general secretary Sally Hunt. The annual democratic congress reconvened on 18 October.
10 October 2018
Big battles loom in post-16 education - the best way to win is to put UCU members in democratic control of our union
26 September 2018
Socialist Students is campaigning for an autumn of resistance against Tory marketisation of our universities. For students, this has meant cuts to education services alongside rising tuition fees and massive debt.
19 September 2018
The vast majority of union members at virtually all universities across the UK are being balloted for strike action over pay
12 September 2018
In 2017 the total student debt in the UK rose to over £100 billion
5 September 2018
The University and College Union demands a pay increase of 7.5% and action to tackle casualisation, the gender pay gap and excessive workloads
4 June 2018
The UCU congress should have been a council of war for the struggle to come.
30 May 2018
It's been an explosive year for the University and College Union
23 May 2018
Staff at Harrogate College were back out on strike for two further days on 17-18 May. This is part of action across the Hull College Group.
28 March 2018
The University of Liverpool has announced 220 redundancies. Vice-Chancellor Janet Beer is also head of Universities UK, the body trying to carry out colossal cuts to university workers' pensions, writes Hugh Caffrey, North West Socialist Party.
14 March 2018
University strikers have determinedly fought on with their pensions strike
3 January 2018
Anger is approaching boiling point at plans to do away with guaranteed benefits
3 January 2018
Higher education: In the new year honours, five 'fat cat' current and former vice-chancellors were rewarded for their 'services to education'
13 December 2017
Less than a third of higher education students think their course offers value for money according to the National Audit Office. Its chief says universities would be accused of "mis-selling" if they were banks. This comes as no surprise!
29 November 2017
A lunchtime walkout preceded a full day of action, after a magnificent 85% vote in favour of striking against forced redundancies
11 October 2017
The prime minister has gone from "strong and stable" to spluttering and stuttering in the space of a few short months.
27 September 2017
Scrap tuition fees: Tuition fees can be beaten. Chancellor Phillip Hammond's announcement that he will consider lowering them in the next Tory budget is an indication of his government's enormous weakness
30 August 2017
One of Theresa May's racist immigration myths has been exposed
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