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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 7 December 2018

    UCU dismisses colleges' "insulting" pay offer UCU yesterday described a pay offer of just 1% from the Association of Colleges (AoC) as a wholly inadequate response…

  • 23 November 2018

    First wave of strikes in English colleges to begin on 28 November UCU members at six English colleges will be taking strike action on Wednesday and Thursday as…

  • 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),…

  • 15 September 2017

    It was a busy few days for UCU delegates at the 149th annual TUC congress in Brighton this week UCU's delegation at TUC Congress 2017 © Jess Hurd/ reportdigital.co.uk…

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