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12 September 2018
The day Russia unexpectedly won its first game in the football World Cup tournament the government announced a major attack on the pension age, first established decades ago - currently 55 years for women and 60 years for men.
11 July 2018
Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey arrogantly refuses to step down, after admitting to "inadvertently" misleading MPs about problems with the already unpopular 'universal credit' welfare restructure.
20 June 2018
Over a hundred former miners lobbied parliament on 6 June, demanding the government stops its decades-long looting of their pension fund
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
9 May 2018
National strike action is possible if the unions build a real fighting campaign for it.
18 April 2018
Universities UK has been forced to state that 100% defined contribution pensions are off the table
4 April 2018
Consultation of UCU branches has been rushed, and there is a feeling among many members that it has been railroaded through
4 April 2018
Only the threat of industrial action will force the employer back - as we are seeing in the universities due to the UCU strike
28 March 2018
UCU members are on the cusp of victory - but not quite there yet.
28 March 2018
Student activism has been invigorated during the University and College Union (UCU) strike at Goldsmiths, part of the University of London, writes Ellen Kenyon Peers, Goldsmiths Socialist Students.
21 March 2018
Workers at 64 universities have completed a historic 14-day programme of strike action in defence of pensions
14 March 2018
University strikers have determinedly fought on with their pensions strike
7 March 2018
Years of fees, cuts and marketisation have created an army of low-paid and casualised workers
1 March 2018
Students have been actively supporting the strikes of UCU members
28 February 2018
"University chiefs split as strikes cause chaos" read the front page of the Times - after just two days of our planned 14-day strike programme!
23 February 2018
UCU members in 61 universities have started their 14 days of strike action
21 February 2018
Essex vice-chancellor Anthony Forster became the eighth to speak out against devastating cuts to staff pensions
14 February 2018
The Socialist Party gives full backing to UCU members striking against plans to scrap their 'defined benefit' pensions
7 February 2018
The CWU executive committee has agreed a national agreement with Royal Mail Group (RMG) which will now go to members to vote on. Overall, it represents a major climb-down by management and should be viewed as a victory against them.
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