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University of Brighton UCU was one of only seven institutions to successfully exceed the 50% threshold in last autumn’s industrial action ballot over pay. It …

Higher and Further Education are at a crossroads
The Conservative Government is wedded to a path of increasing market competition between universities and colleges. They are …

Voting in the Vice President & National Executive Committee elections starts on 1 February and closes on 1 March.

Jo McNeill is the UCU Left candidate for Vice President. Many universities and colleges have already organised hustings, if there isn’t one where you are, please contact Jo to invite her.

To get in touch with Jo and to find out more about her campaign, please see her website.

UCU Left recommends the following candidates for a member-led, democratic and fighting union. More…

Success has a thousand parents, failure is an orphan. That the 2018 USS dispute transformed UCU everyone in the union accepts. Similarly, it was the members …

UCU London Regional Committee met on Saturday and voted unanimously to call on the TUC to call a national demonstration demanding a general election. The …

In March last year, 15 activists prevented the deportation of 60 migrants, some of whom now have leave to remain.

The Stansted 15 have been convicted under the 1990 Aviation and Maritime Security Act, a law passed in response to the 1988 Lockerbie bombing being used for the first time against political protest.

What you can do…

Build the ballot over pay, equality, workload and casualisation

UCU has called a five-week ballot for industrial action over pay this term. It opens on Tuesday 15 January and closes on Friday 22 February. It is timed for the maximum duration while still allowing members to take hard-hitting strike action this term and hit exams next term. So if we win the ballot we can take serious action.

We need to get organised. More…

Unable to govern a majority in their own party, in parliament or in Britain, the flailing, failing Tory party has finally turned on its desperate …

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 …