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17 Jul 2016

The Government is rushing the HE Bill through to its Second Reading in the House of Commons. The Second Reading has been called for Tuesday 19 July.
The NUS, …

6 Jul 2016

The biggest rounds of applause came at three moments. The first was when a junior doctor announced the result from their ballot – a 2:1 rejection of the government’s offer. The second was when Kevin Courtney, acting NUT General Secretary, argued that it was not immigrant children who were to blame for rising class sizes but government cuts in funding. The third was when John McDonnell announced that Jeremy Corbyn would not be resigning.

4 Jul 2016

Below is a statement in support of Jeremy Corbyn signed by UCU NEC members all in personal capacity

The attempt by Labour MPs to oust Jeremy …

28 Jun 2016

South Downs College staff to strike as deal on pay and conditions rejected

UCU members at South Downs College start a four day walkout today in …

26 Jun 2016

…Millions of people have voted to leave the EU as a direct result of years of austerity and economic decline.
The UCU rejects any attempt to use the ‘Leave’ vote to impose further austerity measures…
We will determinedly oppose any attempt by politicians to use the vote to restrict the rights of migrant workers and refugees..

19 Jun 2016

The horrific murder of the Labour MP Jo Cox is a moment that has revealed how racism, stoked up by mainstream political parties and media …

19 Jun 2016

Following the motion to NEC and Congress proposing that UCU set up a summer school for refugees in the Calais camp it has proved difficult …

13 Jun 2016

Two weeks to go to decide if Britain should remain in or leave the European Union (EU). Most UCU members in my workplace seem to …

10 Jun 2016

FRIDAY 10TH June
Winchester University is the first UCU branch to strike in the latest wave of action in the HE pay dispute.
 
Rush messages of …

23 May 2016

 
Held at the University of Brighton, this is a debate between ‘In’ and ‘Out’ that is not seen, heard or represented in the mainstream media in …

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