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  • 13 September 2019

    University strike ballots open Strike ballots opened at UK universities on Monday in rows over USS pensions and pay, workloads, casualisation and equality. The…

  • 6 September 2019

    USS members £240,000 worse off as costs rise and benefits cut   USS members are paying far more for their pension, but will lose tens of thousands of pounds in…

  • 2 August 2019

    Jo Grady is UCU general secretary UCU general secretary Jo Grady officially started in the role yesterday. Speaking to Times Higher Education , she said that universities…

  • 12 July 2019

    Racism in universities is "widespread and widely tolerated" On Saturday, the Guardian ran a huge expose of racism of university campuses. The paper said its findings,…

  • 5 July 2019

    71% of university staff say insecure contracts have damaged their mental health Staff in UK universities working on insecure contracts say the lack of security…

  • 28 June 2019

    Staff on casual contracts visiting food banks as they struggle to make ends meet Staff on insecure contracts working in further, adult and prison education are…

  • 21 June 2019

    81% of vice-chancellors still allowed to attend meeting that sets their pay Despite calls to improve transparency around senior pay at universities, four-fifths…

  • 14 June 2019

    Strike ballot at Sandwell College as row over sacked lecturer escalates The row at Sandwell College over the "heavy-handed" sacking of UCU activist Dave Muritu…

  • 7 June 2019

    UCU warns of September strike ballot over USS pensions Universities risk prompting a wave of industrial action across UK campuses later this year if they do not…

  • 1 June 2019

    UCU congress 2019 It was a busy bank holiday weekend in Harrogate for delegates at UCU's annual congress. The three-day conference covered a whole host of policy…