The Great Pension Robbery – UCU unravelling!

Only three years after closing the final salary pension scheme of USS for new members of staff in pre-1992 Higher Education (HE) institutions in the UK, the employers returned to the table with new demands. This time they asked for …



Barnsley College UCU members will take 4 days of strike action (16th, 17th, 19th and 20th March) as part of a campaign of escalating action in their contract dispute.
They have taken 6 days of action …

USS: An Unnecessary Defeat

The results of the USS Pension e-ballot are simultaneously no surprise and deeply shocking. In the end, on a 40% turnout, about a third of members voted No, but two thirds voted to accept.

Intellectually, most activists know that if …

Barnsley College Strike – latest

Barnsley College UCU members will be on strike for three consecutive days  from Thursday 29th January to Monday 2nd February. They have already taken 3 days of strike action since October over the forcing through of a new contract in