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Sean Vernell and Carly Grundle explain how UCU at Capital City College Group won their fight for fair pay and conditions.
UCU at Capital City College …

Without paying staff a decent wage, you cannot achieve excellence in education, Sean Vernell writes
An article published on 30 November in TES putting the case …

The UCU NEC met last week on the run up to important pay strikes in six English FE colleges taking place this week, a successful …

Solidarity with FE College strikers
Download the UCU left leaflet for strikes on Wednesday and Thursday.
UCU members at six English colleges will strike for fair pay on …

Congratulations to UCU members at CCCG. This is a brilliant victory by your members. Staff working in FE are among the lowest paid in the …

HE votes to re-ballot and campaign on pay, equality, casulisation and workload – prepare to organise and fight

Following a serious debate about strategy, delegates at Wednesday’s HE Sector Conference voted to relaunch a hard-hitting national pay campaign, focusing on pay, equality, casualisation and workload.

The fight for fair pay is also a fight for the wellbeing of students, writes UCU’s Sean Vernell

The University and College Union will be re-balloting its branches who failed to get across the 50 per cent threshold before the Christmas break. Despite achieving the best turn-out in a national ballot for over a decade, with 85 per cent of those who voted supporting strike action for fair pay, union laws make it illegal for our union to act.If these thresholds were applied to a council or board of governors’ election, there would be many empty places and seats. The new laws were never designed to bring about more democracy. These laws were introduced to prevent working people using their human right to withdraw their labour when they feel that an injustice is taking place.

HEC members were presented with a report from a national official that accepted that we had received the best ballot result in a pay dispute …

Wednesday 17 October
Please find below details of two important meetings in Manchester on the evening before the Special Congress.

At 7pm there is a meeting called …