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3 June 2020
Over the last 12 months University and College Union (UCU) members have undertaken a determined struggle in the 'four fights' dispute, taking 22 days of strike action over pay, casualisation, workload and pay inequality
5 May 2020
The HE sector faces a massive funding 'black hole' which could see thousands of job losses
26 February 2020
Socialist Students is backing protests against the Tory budget on 11 March
25 February 2020
4 February 2020
The UCU has announced 14 days of further strike action
29 January 2020
As we go to press, a crucial meeting of the University and College Union (UCU) higher education committee is set to take place to decide the future strategy in the ongoing disputes over pensions, pay and conditions.
20 November 2019
On 25 November university staff will send a clear message to management
6 November 2019
The University and College Union (UCU) has decisively voted to back strike action in two separate ballots over pensions, pay and conditions in higher education.
5 June 2019
The University and College Union (UCU) conference 2019 took place 25-27 May, at a important time for our union.
5 June 2019
Theresa May has admitted that her and the Tories got it wrong on tuition fees and higher education funding.
27 February 2019
We cannot be discouraged, but should continue to put forward local demands
20 February 2019
Cardiff University plans to cut 380 posts over five years
6 February 2019
It has been revealed that 20 universities are responsible for the massive spike in unconditional offers to students.
23 January 2019
What's necessary is a fighting and democratic leadership to develop a clear strategy for the pay battle
16 January 2019
In October we voted by 70% for strike action - but Tory anti-union laws mean we don't have a legal mandate
7 November 2018
Unison trade union members at universities across the UK voted 62% in favour of strike action after rejecting the employers' final offer of 2% (with slightly higher increases for the lowest paid of up to 2.7%).
7 November 2018
"A university going bust is more likely than at any other point in the last generation". These were the words of Nick Hillman - former advisor to Tory universities minister David Willets.
31 October 2018
June's University and College Union (UCU) congress was shut down when staff walked out in response to motions criticising the general secretary Sally Hunt. The annual democratic congress reconvened on 18 October.
10 October 2018
Big battles loom in post-16 education - the best way to win is to put UCU members in democratic control of our union
26 September 2018
Socialist Students is campaigning for an autumn of resistance against Tory marketisation of our universities. For students, this has meant cuts to education services alongside rising tuition fees and massive debt.
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