Tag: higher education

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.

Scotland: education workers move towards strike action

Workers at all levels of Scotland's education system are preparing to fight for workplace safety and job security.
a colour-edited photo of a block of flats

Covid on campus: rent strike at Bristol university

Universities have brought students back to expensive accommodation and subjected them to inhumane living conditions, with Covid-19 still a risk on campus. rs21 spoke to Connor Nicol, a first-year student involved in organising the Bristol University rent strike.

‘The fight of our lives’ | Interview with Marian Mayer

Marian Mayer, candidate for Vice President of UCU, spoke to rs21 about the fightback in the higher and further education sectors

Returning to campus after ‘lockdown’

As UK universities draw up plans for mass redundancies and reopening of campuses, the marketisation of Higher Education is now putting lives and livelihoods at risk.

Resisting the onslaught on higher education

We need a national campaign to confront the attacks on higher education workers precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Strikes in the time of coronavirus

How can workers respond to the unfolding coronavirus crisis, without forfeiting our collective power?  A UCU member reflects. Originally published on Notes from Below.
Students sit on the floor in a doorway at University of Manchester underneath a handpainted banner reading 'Building occupied in support of UCU strikers'. Some hold a smaller banner reading 'Equal pay for BME staff'

Statement: Students stage occupations at 11 UK universities in support of UCU staff

Students occupy buildings at eleven UK universities in support of striking staff.