UCU Union

Students and staff – unite and fight for fair learning and working conditions

University managers have resorted to the tried and tested tactic of divide and rule, attempting to whip up student hostility against staff.

KD Tait  ·  10 December 2021

All out for the UCU strike

Students and staff unite - for decent conditions on campus

Dara O'Cogaidhin  ·  08 December 2021

UCU: organise solidarity and prepare for all-out action to win

By Urte March HIGHER EDUCATION workers in the University and College Union (UCU) are on strike from 1–3 December in a dispute over proposed pension cuts, pay and working conditions. […]

Urte March  ·  01 December 2021

Locked-down students betrayed by uni bosses: #RentStrike now!

Government mismanagement and landlord profiteering has left students locked up in highly expensive accommodation which is rapidly becoming an incubator for the virus.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  02 October 2020

Tories could unleash a second wave by reopening schools

For parents', students' and teachers' control of health and safety in our schools.

A UCU rep  ·  03 September 2020

UCU strike: solidarity and rank and file control key to victory

Lectures and higher education workers are starting 14 days of strike action to defend pensions, pay and working conditions

KD Tait  ·  20 February 2020

University staff to strike from 25 November

University and College Union (UCU) Higher Education members have voted for industrial action in two ballots over pensions and over pay, casualisation, equality and workloads. In the ballots 53 per […]

Rebecca Anderson  ·  03 November 2019

How Britain’s biggest union undermines migrant workers’ rights

Over the past seven years cleaners and security guards at London’s most prestigious universities have been fighting a relentless and courageous struggle for basic rights: the London Living Wage, sickness, holiday and maternity pay, workplace conditions, and end to contracting out and union recognition.

Workers Power  ·  09 July 2019

After London college strikes – broaden the campaign

Recent victories show what is possible. Now activists should link up with other unions and build for joint strike action across the sector.

Workers Power  ·  19 February 2019

#OurUCU for rank and file democracy

By Rebecca Anderson DELEGATES TO UCU’s 2018 congress witnessed an unprecedented attack on their democratic rights by the union leadership. Officials repeatedly suspended conference when delegates refused to withdraw motions […]

Workers Power  ·  13 June 2018

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