Industrial action


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5 Nov 2019

Build the HE strikes: organise to win

UCU has called eight days of strike action over Higher Education pay and USS pensions before Christmas, one full …

5 Nov 2019

ACTION WORKS: UNITY WORKS
UCU members at Bradford College have achieved three hugely significant wins:

After a major restructure no compulsory redundancies
5 extra days holiday
a new agreement …

31 Oct 2019

The ballot results are in. UCU members throughout Higher Education are ready to fight to defend their pay and pensions, and to stand up against …

15 Jul 2019

UCU members at Nottingham College are in dispute with their management over an attempt to impose new contracts. The new contract involves a pay decrease …

13 Mar 2019

 

Dear Colleagues

We are asking all members to show solidarity with all branches that are taking strike action on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of March …

25 Feb 2019

National Industrial Action: Developing a Strategy to Win
The result of UCU’s equalities and pay ballot is a contradictory and complex outcome. It is both disappointing …

7 Feb 2019

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 …

14 Jan 2019

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…

27 Nov 2018

Solidarity with FE College strikers
Download the UCU left leaflet for strikes on Wednesday and Thursday.
UCU members at six English colleges will strike for fair pay on …

2 Nov 2018

The fight for fair pay is also a fight for the wellbeing of students, writes UCU’s Sean Vernell

The University and College Union will be re-balloting its branches who failed to get across the 50 per cent threshold before the Christmas break. Despite achieving the best turn-out in a national ballot for over a decade, with 85 per cent of those who voted supporting strike action for fair pay, union laws make it illegal for our union to act.If these thresholds were applied to a council or board of governors’ election, there would be many empty places and seats. The new laws were never designed to bring about more democracy. These laws were introduced to prevent working people using their human right to withdraw their labour when they feel that an injustice is taking place.

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