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Leading news and reaction from UCU.

  • 11 May 2021

    UCU today responded to the Queen's Speech in which the government outlined its plans to reform post-16 skills and education.

  • 3 March 2021

    UCU today described the chancellor's budget statement as a missed opportunity and called for more support for education staff as well as better mental health funding…

  • 21 January 2021

    UCU has today responded to the publication of both the government's interim response to the Augar review of post-18 education and funding and the independent review…

  • 25 November 2020

    Commenting on the chancellor's spending review announcement UCU described it as a missed opportunity and called for more support for education staff, who have worked…

  • 12 November 2020

    UCU today said the government must invest in green skills as a way to drive the economy through the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing climate crisis.…

  • 2 October 2020

    Manchester Metropolitan locked down 1,700 students on Friday night Last Friday night, Manchester Metropolitan University told around 1,700 students to self-isolate…

  • 1 October 2020

    Colleges must deliver on their promise to increase staff pay now the government has provided further education an extra £400 million funding, said trade unions…

  • 29 September 2020

    Responding to a speech by the prime minister on skills, UCU said further education desperately needed funding because of a decade of cuts under Conservative governments…

  • 28 August 2020

    Scapegoats, U-turns, dithering and confusion reign in Westminster It's been another week of scapegoating, dithering and U-turns from the Westminster government.…

  • 21 August 2020

    A-level results chaos This week has been a grade-A government fiasco . It began with A-level students facing complete chaos . Last week they had received grades…