Recent victories show what is possible. Now activists should link up with other unions and build for joint strike action across the sector.
By Rebecca Anderson DELEGATES TO UCU’s 2018 congress witnessed an unprecedented attack on their democratic rights by the union leadership. Officials repeatedly suspended conference when delegates refused to withdraw motions critical of the union leadership’s behaviour during the recent 14-day pensions strike. The strike ended with members voting to accept a deal, which puts off … Continue reading #OurUCU for rank and file democracy
Up and down the country university workers are holding meetings and rallies to reject the proposed deal proposed between the UCU and university employers. Dozens of branches have already voted to reject the deal before a meeting of the union's Higher Education Committee this afternoon. The proposed deal agreed between the UCU and UUK is … Continue reading UCU: No capitulation – fight on to victory
MEMBERS OF the University College Union (UCU) have smashed through the government’s strike ballot threshold to declare their support for industrial action over devastating cuts to their pension scheme. Eighty-eight per cent voted to strike after the government announced cuts that would cost the average lecturer £200,000 in retirement. Strikes After the result, announced on … Continue reading UCU Lecturers to strike against 40 per cent pension cut
By Jeremy Dewar TORY CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond is a modern man. He believes that driving a train is so easy that “even a woman could do it”. He also believes that 5 million public sector workers are “overpaid”. And he certainly believes that the 1 per cent public sector pay cap should be retained. He’s … Continue reading Strikes and solidarity needed to scrap pay cap