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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…

  • 3 July 2019

    Report says staff are working unpaid, holding down multiple jobs and struggling to pay the bills The UCU report says higher education staff are putting off long-term…

  • 10 May 2019

    UCU says members will make final decision on future of USS UCU said yesterday that it will be members who ultimately decide the next steps in the dispute over the…

  • 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…

  • 9 November 2018

    UCU challenges MPs over possibility of universities going bust After days of fatalistic headlines for universities covering the quality of degrees , funding cuts…