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3 January 2018
Following successful pay protests in November at Leeds City College further education unions UCU and Unison decided to keep the momentum going in December and planned repeat action
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!
13 December 2017
Academic staff at the University of Brighton who walked out to defend two members of staff threatened with redundancy on 23 and 24 November have won
29 November 2017
A lunchtime walkout preceded a full day of action, after a magnificent 85% vote in favour of striking against forced redundancies
22 November 2017
Leeds City College staff have been continually undervalued, with a dire record on pay increases in the past five years of either 1% rises or none at all
25 October 2017
Lecturers at the University of Manchester held a successful rally, supported by students, on the first day of their strike action on 23 October
18 October 2017
Across 16 separate picket lines with over 100 strikers and supporters attending a rally, University and College Union members gave their response to management's provocative attempts to amend Leeds University's charter to remove protections from dismissal.
4 October 2017
Staff at the University of Leeds are taking industrial action in a dispute the University and College Union (UCU) has declared to be of national importance
27 September 2017
The demonstration outside Tory party conference in Manchester on 1 October is the first main mobilisation since the TUC congress
20 September 2017
Socialist Students is appalled at Leeds University management's plans to worsen protections for staff
26 July 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including a job centre walkout in Sheffield and the UCU banned from a meeting in Teesside.
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
12 April 2017
Management at Solent University is rattled and failing to cover up its plans for extensive cuts and redundancies. Already staff in the UCU and Unison unions have voted 92% in favour of 'no confidence' in the vice-chancellor, who is paid £300,000 a year.
15 February 2017
Socialist Students conference showcased a growing organisation
23 November 2016
The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.
23 November 2016
Local student unions failed to properly organise and mobilise for the national education demonstration on 19 November.
22 November 2016
Up to 15,000 students, education workers and trade unionists marched in London on 19 November
16 November 2016
The march on 19 November is the first joint national demo by the NUS and UCU since 2010
26 October 2016
The Unison higher education sector seminar took place in Brighton 20-22 October. The key issue for union members was the decision by the service group executive (SGE), by the narrowest of margins, not to call strike action over the 2016 pay claim, despite the fact that 55% of those voting were in favour.
5 October 2016
UCU members at London Metropolitan University took strike action on 29 September over job cuts, attacks on conditions and the victimisation of union reps.
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