Tag: higher education

Report from the 2024 UCU Congress

rs21 members in UCU report on the recent Congress of the Further and Higher Education workers union

Report from the Newcastle University encampment

As the number of Palestine solidarity encampments at campuses continues to grow rs21 spoke to Brian Underhill from the encampment at Newcastle University.
Tents outside Sheffield uni, police standing in front of the Glasgow Home Office gates, police and protestors at sites in London.

Long hot summer?

London, Glasgow, Manchester - a brief flash of activity or the start of a long hot summer?

From protest to resistance

As student camps in support of Gaza and divestment from Israel continue to spring up on campuses, Tempest Collective member Joe Allen explains the impact they are having on American politics. 
image of UCU protest in November 2019, pink banner reads 'Students + Workers'

Support the UCU strikes!

UCU workers are escalating industrial action in their disputes. Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal explains why this is a vital move and how to support.

University workers strike against unequal pay, racism and union busting

Outsourced workers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine take strike action.

Universities battles ahead – UCU Congress 2022

The University and College Union (UCU), which organises teachers, researchers and some support staff in further and higher education, held its annual congress earlier this month. Two rs21 members who were delegates report on the key debates.
Photo of Birkbeck UCU members picket line during December 2021 UCU strikes.

The Difference is Striking in Higher Education

Thousands of UCU members took three days of strike action last week in a resumption of long-standing disputes with employers. Nick Cimini reports on what the other higher education trade unions are doing.
Placards. Chalk on wall reads: staff deserve fair pay & pensions

Strikes coming in Higher Education?

Grant Buttars discusses the UCU ballot results and prospects for action.
Tweet by Kathleen Stock @Docstockk reads 'My former union branch @sussexucu has just effectively ended my career at Sussex University. This just sent to all members. 'Statement in support of Trans and Nonbinary communities at Sussex'. Screengrab of tweet overlaid with trans pride flag colours.

When is it right for a union to support dismissal?

Kathleen Stock has blamed UCU for her decision to resign from her position.