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Leading news and reaction from UCU.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 1 November 2018

    UCU said it was difficult to overstate the importance of a university to its local economy. The union was responded to reports that universities were in financial…

  • 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…