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  • 2 April 2020

    The government must provide immediate support to colleges and universities to ensure they can help lead the recovery when the coronavirus crisis is over In a letter…

  • 21 February 2020

    Solid support for strikes as students call on university heads to do more to solve disputes Support for the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 22 November 2019

    Vice-chancellor calls on vice-chancellors to pay more to resolve pensions dispute Last week a vice-chancellor broke ranks to argue that universities can afford…

  • 8 November 2019

    Sixty universities to be hit with eight days of strikes this month Sixty UK universities will be hit with eight days of strike action from Monday 25 November to…