Democracy Congress – Two steps forward, one step back?

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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 …

UCU Transformed day school: A great start!

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150 delegates representing 54 colleges and universities attended the London Region hosted UCU Transformed activist day school. It was an inspiring day. Delegates discussed and debated how to continue the process of turning UCU into a democratic fighting union, building …

Let’s get ‘tough on the causes of crime’

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The recent killings of young people on the streets of London is heart wrenching for the families and communities affected. It was two years ago that from my ninth-floor flat window in East London I watched a 17-year-old boy die …