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
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
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!
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?