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  • 7 February 2020

    Fourteen strike days at 74 UK universities in February and March UCU members at 74 UK universities will walk out for 14 days in February and March . The action…

  • 5 February 2020

    Colleges will be required to provide key information about their workforce in the future, under plans announced today by the Department for Education. The move,…

  • 31 January 2020

    Ballot results mean 74 universities could now be hit with industrial action The number of UK universities that could be hit with strike action this term now stands…

  • 28 January 2020

    The UK should stop treating migrants as 'commodities to be measured', UCU said today. The union was responding to a new report from the Migration Advisory Committee…

  • 24 January 2020

    External examiners resigning in protest at universities' failings over disputes The Guardian reported yesterday that senior academics are refusing to act as external…

  • 17 January 2020

    UCU president-elect Nita Sanghera  UCU president-elect Nita Sanghera passed away on 16 January 2020 . UCU said it was such sad news for her family, her loved ones,…

  • 13 December 2019

    Second report from Joint Expert Panel on USS released UCU has welcomed the second report from the Joint Expert Panel (JEP) looking at the Universities Superannuation…

  • 6 December 2019

    UNIVERSITY STRIKES Solid action by defiant UCU members and supporters in university strikes Solid strike action continued at 60 universities this week as the employers…

  • 2 December 2019

    Staff at the Tower Hamlets branch of New City College will begin a 48-hour walkout tomorrow as part of an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Members of UCU…

  • 26 November 2019

    The University and College Union (UCU) and Unison have signed a recognition agreement with the training provider Total People, the union announced today (Tuesday).…