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7 Jan 2020

We enter the new semester knowing, yet again, the resolve of UCU members to fight for the defence of higher education. We now have a further 38 institutions balloting to join the action over USS and the ‘Four Fights one Dispute’ pay inequalities campaigns. There must be no wavering in our resolve to fight for the whole sector

16 Dec 2019

The long awaited second Joint Expert Panel (JEP) report on USS was released on Friday 13th December. In this brief commentary many of the key positive and negative points of the Second JEP Report are examined.

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 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.

13 Sep 2018

After more than ten meetings and careful consideration of the state of the USS pension scheme’s finances, the USS Joint Expert Panel (JEP) has concluded …

28 Mar 2018

Branches wanted ‘Revise and Resubmit’, but HEC votes to put the UUK deal to members.
Now vote No and continue the fight. #RejectUUKDeal
Download leaflet here
HEC has …

23 Mar 2018

By Sean Wallis – vice president, UCL UCU and UCU NEC member
Dear colleagues
We are on the brink of what may turn out to be an …

21 Feb 2018

Scrap fees — Education should be for all who can benefit

Support the Pension and Pay strikes

The Tories’ announcement on 19 November that they were looking …

3 Jan 2018

Prof. Malcolm Povey provides an explanation for how the USS pension scheme is being destroyed and how we can defend it

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