February 19, 2020

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The University and College Union (UCU) announced on 3 February that universities will strike in early 2020 for the second time in six months. 

According to the UCU website, the strikes “will start on Thursday 20 February and escalate...

February 3, 2020

This University and College Union (UCU) have announced that another 14 days of strike action will be taking place in February and March.

The current dispute is over pensions, rising costs of members and staff pay when they are on temporary and precarious contracts.


January 27, 2020

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Almost two months after the strike that hit universities across the United Kingdom, InQuire spoke with Dr Philip Cunliffe, senior lecturer in International Conflict at the School of Politics and International Relations, and Vice-Pr...

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‘We are the university, not the management. It’s up to us to determine what kind of university we want to have.’

Since Monday 24 November, a strike action has hit the University of Kent over litigation surrounding pay gaps and working c...

November 29, 2019

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The University and Colleges Union (UCU), the main union representing the majority of academic staff in the United Kingdon, announced on the 5 November that they will be engaging in strike action across 60 UK univeris...

October 31, 2019

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The University and College Union (UCU) announced on October 31 that a strike movement could take place during the spring semester in 43 universities, affecting over 950.000 students in the UK.

UCU members working in UK Universities h...

October 24, 2019

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The University and Colleges Union (UCU), in conjunction with multiple other unions, are balloting on strike action on November 1st.

There are two reasons for the ballot.

The first is an echo of 2018’s strikes; the Universities Superannu...

February 22, 2018

Staff at the University of Kent have began 14 days of industrial action today, over changes to pension plans.

Members of the Universities and College Union (UCU) announced on January 22 that it would be participating in strikes spanning 14 days – over the space of two w...

February 22, 2018

Strikes are essential as a means to uphold basic rights and prevent exploitation. They provide workers with real power to protect themselves against unscrupulous employers imposing unfair practices. However, their effectiveness hinges on getting the public on their sid...

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