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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…