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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.

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..

1 May 2016

Yesterday our branch chair Mark Campbell and secretary David Hardman were made redundant in what is an outrageous attack on their strenuous and tireless trade union activties defending jobs and education at London Met.

12 Apr 2016

We are fighting on pay, casualisation and equality. We are also fighting to defend and improve Higher Education in the interests of everyone in society. We need to make this argument publicly and confidently.
We can fight and win. To do so we need to organise. The first step is to Get the Vote Out.

13 Mar 2016

Recent surveys reveal that the plight of the young working class is even worse in 2016 . UCU left has launched a timely e-version of the pamphlet: Don’t get young in the Third Millenium!

4 Feb 2016

Paragon …one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships has ‘historic links’ to the Tory party.
…Ofsted has awarded Paragon one of the lowest grades that ‘requires improvement’ (and) concluded its report by saying that ‘too few learners have completed the qualifications because many learners have left their course’ and that few who had finished had found jobs.

4 Feb 2016

UNISON members in FE have voted by 2:1 to strike against the imposition of the employers 0 percent pay ‘offer’. UCU have a live ballot and will be joining UNSION for the first time in ten years in a joint national strike across all English colleges on Wednesday February 24th to demand £1 per hour extra for all

26 Nov 2015

We must debate and oppose the Green Paper
 
Download this article as a leaflet: UCULeft – green paper
The Conservative Government’s Green Paper, Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social …

26 Nov 2015

What is the government response to this catastrophe? To bomb a country that has already been bombed backed to the Stone Age and to make it even more difficult for young people from working class backgrounds to access further and higher education. Both of which can lead, as has been shown in the past, to more terrorist attacks and violence on our streets.

31 Oct 2015

The government argues that the sector needs to change to ensure that young people and adults have the necessary skills and education to enter/re-enter the workforce. However it doesn’t take much examination of these proposals to see what really lies behind them.

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