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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.

1. Building the fight over pay
The Higher Education Committee (HEC) had an extensive and wide-ranging debate on taking forward the action agreed at HE Sector …

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 …

Defend education from the Cradle to the Grave

Defend pay and conditions.
Close the gender pay gap and end casualization.
Solidarity with striking teachers and lecturers.
Join the pickets …

The first meeting of the new NEC was framed by the political tumult arising in wake of the EU referendum result. Following a disgraceful campaign …

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 …

…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..

Below is a joint press statement from the leaders of the biggest trade unions in the UK backing Jeremy Corbyn. There is also a petition …

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 …

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 …