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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.
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.
27 January 2016
Teaching staff in the NUT at Small Heath School in Birmingham have started nine days of strike action against the threat to turn it into an academy.
11 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. College and uni lecturers lead the fightback.
19 January 2015
On 14 January the UCU lecturers' union continued the suspension of the marking boycott to allow for a ballot of members on new proposals from the employers, which will run from 16 to 26 January
7 October 2014
An inspirational figure and tenacious fighter
22 September 2014
University and College Union members from more than 300 FE colleges will be joining the 14 October strike of local government workers
28 January 2014
UCU members in Higher Education have again walked out over pay
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