Student suspended during attempted occupation: Statement from Reading

Republished from Reading Communist and Anarchist Society - get in touch with messages of solidarity and let Reading management know we demand no victimisation and defend the right to protest. Two students were banned from campus, and one suspended, after being falsely accused of assault. We’ve released a statement on what happened. We find this … Continue reading Student suspended during attempted occupation: Statement from Reading

How to organise a big strike solidarity campaign

By Maisie Sanders. Last year’s student-worker solidarity movement was a huge boost to the UCU strike, and student support on the picket lines, teach-outs, demos and occupations added to the pressure on uni management and won some big concessions. This year we can make it even bigger: students on every campus should start solidarity campaigns … Continue reading How to organise a big strike solidarity campaign

Why fee refunds and SU referendums don’t build solidarity

By Cathy Nugent, Goldsmiths PhD student and UCU member (Image credit: University of Leicester UCU) Students and Student Unions should get behind the planned strike action by UCU members. The UCU has called this strike because they feel they have no other option and because there has been a dramatic deterioration in their working conditions … Continue reading Why fee refunds and SU referendums don’t build solidarity

Build for 20 September – Student-Worker Climate Action!

By Josh Lovell, UCU activist and PhD student, Cambridge Hopefully the 20th September is already crossed off in your diaries, but if it isn’t, you should make sure it is now. The Youth Strikes 4 Climate have made headlines over the past year with waves of school and college walk-outs across the globe, demanding immediate … Continue reading Build for 20 September – Student-Worker Climate Action!

What next for the rank-and-file in UCU?

By Dan Davison, Student Left Network BME rep and Cambridge UCU member It’s been an eventful year for members of the University and College Union (UCU). After the disheartening experience of twice failing to meet the 50% turnout threshold for industrial action over pay in higher education, the incumbent General Secretary (GS) Sally Hunt stepped … Continue reading What next for the rank-and-file in UCU?

Repeal the Anti-Trade Union Laws!

By Dan Davison, UCU member and Cambridge Universities Labour Club This October, we in the University and College Union (UCU) saw our largest ever turnout in a pay ballot. 42% of members voted nationally, with 68.9% in favour of industrial action. The ballot covered 147 universities and 110 colleges. Pay in higher education has declined … Continue reading Repeal the Anti-Trade Union Laws!