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29 Jul 2020

UCU members in Higher Education have voted overwhelmingly to reject the employers’ offer to settle the Four Fights dispute. 61.2% voted Reject, 38.8% to Accept …

27 May 2020

Members of the UCU’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) met online for a half-day meeting to discuss the union’s position towards the two disputes, including the …

3 May 2020

UCU’s national executive committee (NEC) met online on May Day, 1 May. This was an emergency meeting called only after more than half of the …

31 Mar 2020

End tuition fees and market competition

Covid-19 is a wake-up call for the whole of society.
Higher Education faces an existential financial crisis just as university researchers bend every effort to defeat Covid-19…

6 Mar 2020

Dear colleagues
We are writing as UCULeft ‘Four Fights’ negotiators who have been engaged in complex negotiations which are ongoing.
It is important to note that these …

3 Feb 2020

One of the most serious and important debates in our union took place on Thursday at the Higher Education Committee of UCU over the two …

29 Jan 2020

Members vote more than 3:1 Yes
14 more branches join the fight, 8 post-92
Over 50,000 HE members in 74 universities able to strike

The latest round of ballots …

28 Jan 2020

Colleagues will have seen the email from UCU General Secretary Jo Grady today, Tuesday 28 February, announcing UCEA’s “final offer” on the Four Fights dispute.
This “final …

10 Dec 2019

Saturday’s Democracy Congress saw a mobilisation by the right-wing ‘Independent Broad Left’ (IBL) to block rule changes proposed by the UCU’s Democracy Commission intended to …

23 Nov 2019

Take back the university – Unite and Fight

UCU members have achieved something many thought impossible. We bust through the Tory anti-union threshold of 50% turnout in sixty universities. Activists have breathed new life into the campaign to defend USS, and broadened the fight to the post-92 universities, winning ballots on pay, equality, casualisation and workload.

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