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10 October 2018
26 September 2018
College lecturers are being forced to the brink by unsustainable and oppressive workloads. A University and College Union (UCU) Wales survey on workload showed that members are working 50, 60 and 70-hour weeks, but only getting paid for 37. We are literally working two days for free.
2 May 2018
France '68 - week one: A wooden beam will appear quite solid and unchanged as termites chew away within it. But there comes a time when one step can bring down the whole rotten house. In May of 1968 the whole structure of capitalism in France was in jeopardy.
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.
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
23 February 2018
UCU members in 61 universities have started their 14 days of strike action
24 January 2018
88% of University and College Union (UCU) members in 68 universities have voted for national strikes on a 58% turnout.
24 January 2018
Universities in England have become a microcosm of capitalism. At Southampton University the vice-chancellor has awarded himself a pay rise to £424,000, while at the same time making plans to sack over 50 lecturers.
29 November 2017
A lunchtime walkout preceded a full day of action, after a magnificent 85% vote in favour of striking against forced redundancies
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
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
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
15 February 2017
Socialist Students conference showcased a growing organisation
23 November 2016
Local student unions failed to properly organise and mobilise for the national education demonstration on 19 November.
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.
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
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.
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