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!