Democracy Congress – Two steps forward, one step back?


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 improve accountability of the union’s leadership.

The Democracy Commission – and this Congress – were …

March for Planet, Pay & Pensions

Fight for a future! • Support the university strikes!

Solidarity with School Student Climate Strike

Demonstrate: Friday 29 November 2019

Assemble: 11am Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

March: 12 noon to parliament

Rally: 2pm Westminster Central Hall SW1H 9NH

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Reballots needed now!

The strikes in the 60 universities which got over the 50 percent ballot threshold will undoubtedly win enthusiastic support. Those of us who didn’t quite get over that high bar are keen to join our colleagues, to help strengthen our …

The fight is on

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 week: 25-29 November, culminating with the next school student climate strike day #29November, …

Bradford College UCU Wins: The Lessons

Bradford College Picket


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 for hourly paid staff

We have also won an improved observation …