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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 15 November 2019

    A long-running dispute at Nottingham College has ended after the college agreed to retain current workload protections and ensure no staff would see their pay cut…

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  • 11 November 2019

    Colleges are facing potential disruption in the new year after UCU accused employers of a 'breach of faith' over pay and said it would consult members over strike…

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