Articles from University and College Union (UCU)

Union leaders call for Ruskin College to withdraw threats of staff dismissal and drop charges against UCU reps

Ten trade union leaders have written to Ruskin College in Oxford to ask them to drop all disciplinary proceedings and withdraw threats of redundancy against staff after the college dismissed a trade union branch officer.

UCU members at Nottingham College announce mammoth 15 days of strike action

Nottingham College faces weeks of walkouts in September and October after members of the University and College Union (UCU) announced plans for a mammoth 15 days of strike action.

Bullying and stereotyping blocking professorial path for female black professors in UK universities

Bullying and stereotyping blocking professorial path for black women, says report. A culture of bullying and stereotyping means black academics have to work harder and employ mentally draining strategies to try and get on.

From small beginnings come great things...

The thorny question of education professionalism is once again raising its battered head above the parapet. In the Further, Adult, Community and Skills sector a new bottom-up democratic and activist body, Tutor Voices, has been launched.

71% of university staff say insecure contracts have damaged their mental health

Staff in UK universities working on insecure contracts say the lack of security is damaging their mental and physical health. A report released today (Thursday) says staff are holding down multiple jobs and struggling to pay the bills.

Universities on strike warning as UCU announces pay and pension ballots

Universities will be hit with industrial action later this year if they do not make a decent pay offer to staff and secure pensions for members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the University and College Union (UCU) warned today (Friday).

Strike on at Nottingham College on Monday

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Nottingham College will walk out on Monday (1 July) as part of a row over plans to impose new contracts.

Teaching staff on casual contracts visiting food banks as they struggle to make ends meet

Staff on insecure contracts working in further, adult and prison education are holding down multiple jobs and visiting food banks in an effort to makes ends meet, warns the report "Counting the costs of casualisation in further, adult and prison education" released today (Friday).

Protests in Stourbridge over plans to sell off college

Protesters will take to the streets of Stourbridge on Saturday (29 June) to protest against the planned closure of Stourbridge College.

Union censures Cambridge’s Trinity College in row over pension scheme

The University and College Union (UCU) has today (Friday) officially censured Trinity College, Cambridge after it decided to pull out of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). At a meeting of the college’s Fellows this morning, a motion to reconsider the decision to withdraw from USS was lost by 43 votes to 76.

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