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Union announces 14 strike days at 74 UK universities in February and March

Seventy-four UK universities* will be hit with 14 days of strike action in February and March, the University and College Union (UCU) announced today (Monday). The action will start on Thursday 20 February and escalate each week, culminating with a week-long walkout from Monday 9 to Friday 13 March.

Staff at another 14 universities can join strike action

The number of UK universities who could be hit with strike action this term now stands at 74 following a series of reballots in disputes over pensions, and over pay and conditions.

Bullying and stereotyping blocking professorial path for female black professors in UK universities

Bullying and stereotyping blocking professorial path for black women, says report. A culture of bullying and stereotyping means black academics have to work harder and employ mentally draining strategies to try and get on.

From small beginnings come great things...

The thorny question of education professionalism is once again raising its battered head above the parapet. In the Further, Adult, Community and Skills sector a new bottom-up democratic and activist body, Tutor Voices, has been launched.

Two-day strike at Tower Hamlets college in row over pay

Staff at the Tower Hamlets branch of New City College will begin a 48-hour walkout tomorrow (3 December) as part of an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions.

Unions secure recognition agreement with training provider Total People

The University and College Union (UCU) and Unison have signed a recognition agreement with the training provider Total People, the union announced today (Tuesday).

Solid support for strikes sends clear message to universities, says union

The University and College Union (UCU) said today (25 Nov) that strong shows of support for strikes at 60 UK universities sent a clear message that staff would not settle for pay cuts, increased pension costs or deteriorating conditions.

University strikes ON after universities refuse to deal with pensions, pay and working conditions

UCU members at 60 UK universities are walking out from Monday (25 November) until Wednesday 4 December

Union accuses universities of “playing games” after they offer to talk about anything but pay

The University and College Union (UCU) has today (Tuesday) accused universities of “playing games” after they ruled out talking about pay, less than a week before its members are due to walk out on strike for eight days at 60 universities.

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