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5 June 2013
On 29-31 May, the University and College Union (UCU) held its national congress in Brighton. The congress took place against the backdrop of vicious Con-Dem cuts, which had provoked massive anger
29 May 2013
University management made their "final offer" of a 1% pay rise to workers on 21 May. The offer, a laughable improvement on the 0.8% second offer, falls short of workers' demands for an above-inflation
30 January 2013
Justice walkout: Members of the PCS civil service union working in the Ministry of Justice are walking out on 31 January...
18 October 2012
Lecturers in the UCU at UEL went on strike today against longer working hours and other attacks
3 October 2012
On 2 October, lecturers at Barnfield college in Luton were on strike against an 'unlimited hours' contract...
20 June 2012
The University and College Union (UCU), representing over 120,000 workers in universities and colleges, is currently consulting members over whether to accept a fourth consecutive year of real-terms pay cuts
12 June 2012
Last weekend saw hundreds of delegates attend the 2012 congress of the University and College Union, and vote to fight the Con-Dems' austerity programme
25 May 2012
Despite exams, 50 students and staff attended a lunchtime protest against swingeing cuts at Salford university yesterday, 24th May, including the closure of Italian and across the board reductions in staffing, writes Salford Socialist Party.
2 May 2012
Lecturers and academic staff in most of the UK's universities and colleges will be joining other public sector workers on strike on 10 May against attacks on pensions, writes Edmund Schluessel, Cardiff University UCU, personal capacity and Cardiff University student.
7 March 2012
Stagecoach bus drivers win victory: Stagecoach South Yorkshire bus drivers in Barnsley and Rotherham have won a significant victory in their fight for higher pay...
13 February 2012
Post-16 education is currently under a serious onslaught from the Con-Dem coalition. Students are suffering from cuts to EMA in further education and £9,000 annual fees in higher education, while staff, represented by the University and College Union are facing attacks on their pensions
8 February 2012
Two years ago, University and College Union (UCU) honorary treasurer Alan Carr promised conference that UCU would deliver "the fight of our lives" if the government, whether Labour or Tory, attacked lecturers' pensions, writes Edmund Schluessel.
25 January 2012
Victory for POA: The European Court of Human Rights have accepted the prison officers' union application for restoration of trade union rights, writes Domenico Hill.
19 January 2012
Coleg Harlech in North Wales has suspended three trade union tutors and is threatening to discipline them for gross misconduct, writes Craig Lewis.
7 December 2011
Private pensions strike: Workers at Unilever have voted overwhelmingly for strike action to defend their pensions. 85% of those voting supported a strike and 92% supported action short of a strike. The 24-hour strike on 9 December...
12 October 2011
Pensions: The National Pensioners Convention is launching a Rights in Retirement campaign week from 24 to 29 October 2011, writes Terry Pearce
6 July 2011
Thursday 30 June was a great day of action for UCU - on our second strike day this academic year...
6 July 2011
The 30 June coordinated strike action by the PCS civil service union and NUT, ATL and UCU teaching unions was a historic event
6 July 2011
No to McNulty: The annual meeting of rail union RMT has endorsed plans for a massive national campaign, including a cross-industry strike ballot if necessary, to resist any attempts by the government to roll out its McNulty Rail Review assault on Britain's railways...
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