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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.

22 Nov 2019

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 …

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 …

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 …

20 Sep 2019

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Ballot papers are out in the national industrial action ballot over pay.

We now have a chance to end ten years of pay erosion …

5 Sep 2019

Take the fight to Boris – Defend Higher Education!
What is at stake
This is what is happening to our USS Defined Benefit pension. If we were …

1 Jun 2019

The Augar report

The disastrous HE tuition fee market experiment of 2011 is unravelling.

The much-trailed Tory-commissioned review into HE funding, the Augar Report, is proposing cuts in tuition fees to £7,500 but a much harder ‘hit’ on students: faster repayment schedules with a lower threshold.

In UCU Left, we have always argued for cutting tuition fees to zero, bringing back grants, and demanding that “all who may benefit can come” to university (the so-called Robbins Principle). For us, Higher Education is the gift each generation bestows on the next – access to knowledge at the highest level. Make the super-rich pay their taxes, and this is entirely feasible.

But that is not what this cut is about.

12 May 2019

Click below for an update on the USS dispute from Carlo Morelli – UCU negotiator on USS JNC.

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 …

16 Feb 2019

UCU HEC 15th February 2019
Equality and respect
HEC on 15th February has met a new low. And it has had some real lows at times. UCU …

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