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27 November 2019

Sixth-form college strikes: 'Sticking two fingers up at the Tories'

Socialist Party members in Leicester gave support to striking National Education Union members at Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I sixth-form College.

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Socialist Students in Sheffield supporting the strike of University and College Union (UCU) staff, 20.2.20, photo by Sheffield SP

Socialist Students in Sheffield supporting the strike of University and College Union (UCU) staff, 20.2.20, photo by Sheffield SP

13 November 2019

Fighting government cuts to sixth form colleges: Picket line at City & Islington sixth form college, London, 12.2.20

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3 July 2019

Stourbridge: Keep our college!

On 29 June, around 400 education workers, parents and supporters marched through Stourbridge to protest against the looming closure of the town's further education college.

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20 February 2019

Leicester college pay strike goes on

After their successful one-day strike on 6 February, staff from both sites at WQE college in Leicester struck again on 13-14 February.

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28 November 2018

College lecturers in Wales strike against low pay and workload

Lecturers across Wales will be taking strike action over pay and workload on 4 and 13-14 December. This follows the fantastic ballot result of University and College Union (UCU) members who voted overwhelmingly to strike.

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Precarious workers marched in London against the gig economy, 30.10.18, photo by Paula Mitchell

Precarious workers marched in London against the gig economy, 30.10.18, photo by Paula Mitchell

10 October 2018

Students demanding an end to Tory cuts and austerity in education. London, 17.10.18. photo by Isai Priya

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26 September 2018

Strike vote: college staff want a pay rise

College lecturers are being forced to the brink by unsustainable and oppressive workloads. A University and College Union (UCU) Wales survey on workload showed that members are working 50, 60 and 70-hour weeks, but only getting paid for 37. We are literally working two days for free.

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31 August 2016

Pressure, lies and head games: being a school student in Tory Britain

I'm just going to say it... it is hard being a school student, especially under the Tories. There is a lot of pressure on you to be perfect, to have everything figured out.

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2 March 2016

Historic further education strike in England

On 24 February, lecturers' union UCU and public sector union Unison took joint strike action across England in the further education sector for the first time.

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14 October 2015

College cuts and funding chaos

It is clear that austerity measures to state education services do not affect us all equally, and further education colleges are bearing the biggest brunt of cuts to education.

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7 May 2014

Workplace news in brief

Lambeth College: University and College Union (UCU) members at Lambeth college in south London were on strike on 1 May

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15 February 2013

Halesowen college strikers mark Valentines day

Striking lecturers at Halesowen College marked Valentines day with a giant card, featuring the message "No Love Lost" and the names of 12,000 supporters who have so far signed the petition against the victimisation and sacking of four maths lecturers for trade union activity...

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6 July 2011

Next time - strike together...

Thursday 30 June was a great day of action for UCU - on our second strike day this academic year...

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9 June 2010

College campaign success

Socialist Students at Peter Symonds Sixth Form College, Winchester, have been busy over the past few months since starting up our group, writes Nich Brook-Hart.

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28 April 2010

Strike at Northumberland College

Lecturers at Northumberland College were on strike on 22 April for the future of the college. They are being threatened with pay cuts, increased workloads, and job losses, writes Ian Pattison, Socialist Students and Newcastle Free Education Network.

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10 June 2009

Liverpool Community College strike

HUNDREDS OF lecturers and support staff took strike action at Liverpool Community College on 3 June. The lecturers' union UCU branch called industrial action in response to management's proposals to...

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20 May 2009

Kings College, London

UNISON, UCU and Unite unions held a meeting of staff and students, 120 strong, to discuss the prospect of job losses and deep service cuts at Kings College London university (KCL).

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1 April 2009

College teachers strike in Eastbourne

NUT members at Park College, part of Sussex Downs college in Eastbourne, struck on 24 March over proposed changes to their contracts that would downgrade their positions, writes Phil Clarke, Lewes, Eastbourne and Wealden NUT Secretary, personal capacity.

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25 March 2009

Wales: United battle needed to stop college cuts

Monday morning and the staff of our college gather to hear the principal explain that management will be seeking to identify 800,000 of savings by the end of the academic year (July), writes Ronnie Job, Unison steward, Gorseinon college, personal capacity.

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