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  • 17 February 2020

    UCU members at 74 universities will begin 14 days of strikes on 20 February in the largest wave of strikes ever seen on UK campuses.

  • 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…

  • 25 November 2019

    UCU said that strong shows of support for strikes at 60 UK universities* sent a clear message that staff would not settle for pay cuts, increased pension costs…

  • 1 November 2019

    UCU members back strikes over both pensions and pay and conditions UCU members working in UK universities have backed strike action in ballots over both pensions…

  • 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…

  • 26 April 2019

    UCU warns against knee-jerk reaction to increase in pension costs UCU has warned universities against making any knee-jerk cuts to jobs or pension benefits in response…

  • 26 October 2018

    Trade union laws frustrate national support for strike action on pay UCU members in colleges and universities delivered the biggest ever turnout in the union's…

  • 14 September 2018

    It was a busy few days for UCU delegates at the 150th anniversary TUC in Manchester this week UCU's general secretary Sally Hunt had the honour of opening the 150…

  • 20 July 2018

    Autumn strike warnings as UCU says staff need decent pay offer UCU said it was disappointed that the employers' representatives, the Association of Colleges (AoC),…

  • 27 October 2017

    Academic freedom row as MP demands list of Brexit professors Responding to news on Tuesday that Conservative whip Chris Heaton-Harris MP had written to universities…