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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.
14 September 2016
"As a junior doctor, I am asking the TUC to call a day of action to support us" said a doctor in summing up a major theme of the NSSN rally
7 September 2016
TUC congress 2016 is taking place at the end of what has seemed like a hot summer, industrially at least. The potential exists to bring all the struggles together.
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.
26 May 2016
Every week sees more workers taking action - how do we make a breakthrough against the bosses' offensive and the Tory cuts?
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
18 May 2016
The UCU has announced a 48-hour national strike on 25 and 26 May
11 May 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Lecturers and Topshop cleaners plan strikes over pay.
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.
2 December 2015
Members of lecturers' union UCU are fighting job cuts at the Open University. We report on struggles in Bristol and Camden, north London.
26 November 2015
UCU members in the Open University took strike action on Wednesday against plans to close the university's regional offices, threatening over 500 jobs, writes Tom Baldwin.
11 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. College and uni lecturers lead the fightback.
10 November 2015
On 10 November UCU members in FE in England took action
4 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Strike at Barnet council, strike planned at secure hospital, strike ballot at Manchester University.
23 September 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. 'Kill the Bill' meetings, environment research council strikes, Open University job threats and victimised postal union rep John Vasey.
19 August 2015
Trade unions UCU, Unison and Unite at the University of Manchester are preparing to fight to save hundreds of jobs. Over 300 staff attended a joint union meeting to discuss management threats.
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