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3 January 2018
Anger is approaching boiling point at plans to do away with guaranteed benefits
3 January 2018
Higher education: In the new year honours, five 'fat cat' current and former vice-chancellors were rewarded for their 'services to education'
12 April 2017
Management at Solent University is rattled and failing to cover up its plans for extensive cuts and redundancies. Already staff in the UCU and Unison unions have voted 92% in favour of 'no confidence' in the vice-chancellor, who is paid £300,000 a year.
7 December 2016
As terms and conditions throughout the UK are being chipped away, incomes are tightening and security in the workplace is in jeopardy, Unison members voted in September to decide whether or not to strike over the 1.1% pay offer that was made to most members.
26 October 2016
The Unison higher education sector seminar took place in Brighton 20-22 October. The key issue for union members was the decision by the service group executive (SGE), by the narrowest of margins, not to call strike action over the 2016 pay claim, despite the fact that 55% of those voting were in favour.
3 September 2014
The Welsh Government announced on 20 August 2014 it had abolished the Financial Contingency Fund (FCF) for universities in Wales this academic year
23 April 2014
Higher education pay: Socialist Party members in UCU are recommending the rejection of employers' latest offer in the bitter, months-long higher education pay dispute
26 March 2014
Universities minister David Willetts has been forced to admit that student debt defaults are currently at about 45%
6 February 2014
HE staff in UCU, Unison and Unite took strike action on 6 February for 'fair pay'
31 October 2013
Campus unions UCU, Unison and Unite took the start of action against real terms pay cuts [Reports added on 4.11.13]
4 September 2012
In this year's Unison SGE elections, the left made gains due to anger over a number of issues
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