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Review: Newsies

Review: Newsies

Newsies, based on the Disney film of the same name, is having its European premiere at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre – an Off West End space that allows this roaring musical to truly seize the day
Series of ‘teach-outs’ kick off first two days of UCU strikes

Series of ‘teach-outs’ kick off first two days of UCU strikes

The first two days of UCU strikes saw teach-outs on topics including freedom in Iran, industrial action, and alternatives to capitalism
“Come and join us” says Jo Grady at UCU strikes

“Come and join us” says Jo Grady at UCU strikes

The General Secretary of the UCU spoke to picketers on the first day of strike action
Seasons change, Hot Strike Summer stays

Seasons change, Hot Strike Summer stays

Hot strike summer continues into the winter, with countless groups fighting for workers rights, refusing to be treated as a commodity
Students’ Union stands with UCU strikes

Students’ Union stands with UCU strikes

The Students’ Union will support upcoming UCU industrial action, in support of lecturers and other academic staff, it announced on November 17
UCU Teach Outs to be held in the Students’ Union

UCU Teach Outs to be held in the Students’ Union

As alternatives to missed lecture time, university staff will be providing four informal lectures, known as ‘Teach Outs’, in the Students’ Union
UCU lecturers to strike for three days this November

UCU lecturers to strike for three days this November

The UCU has announced that lecturers from all UK universities will be striking on the November 24, 25, and 30
UCU vote for strike action in historic nation-wide ballot

UCU vote for strike action in historic nation-wide ballot

The UCU has voted for nation-wide strike action over pension cuts and pay and working conditions.
North West Ambulance Services ballot to strike

North West Ambulance Services ballot to strike

The North West Ambulance Service are preparing to ballot members soon in an attempt to resolve disputes surrounding wages
UoM UCU fails to meet threshold for strike action

UoM UCU fails to meet threshold for strike action

The University of Manchester has failed to meet voter turnout numbers to strike over key issues about work and pay conditions and pension cuts.
Bin strikes could leave 220,000 Manchester homes overflowing with rubbish

Bin strikes could leave 220,000 Manchester homes overflowing with rubbish

“Insulting” pay offer could stop bin collections in April
More UCU Strikes before Easter: What do students think?

More UCU Strikes before Easter: What do students think?

Whilst students by in large support the strikes, have they not also been affected?

Staff strikes are frustrating, but don’t forget who the enemy is

As the UCU strikes disrupt classes, it’s worth remembering where the real issue lies (hint: it’s not the lecturers)
“It’s insane”: Speaking to UCU strikers on the frontline

“It’s insane”: Speaking to UCU strikers on the frontline

On the picket line: lecturers on why they are striking
The UCU strikes: Why are they taking place and what are the SU doing?

The UCU strikes: Why are they taking place and what are the SU doing?

Everything you need to know ahead of the UCU strikes this week
UoM strike action to take place from 1st-3rd December, UCU announces

UoM strike action to take place from 1st-3rd December, UCU announces

University lecturers will strike in early December over pay, workload, casualisation and inequality
Annie Dabb: It’s all Greek to me

Annie Dabb: It’s all Greek to me

Greece’s recent wave of strikes exemplify the government’s failure to fulfil promises of relief after years of austerity, argues Annie Dabb
Strike Update: signs of progress as students call for compensation

Strike Update: signs of progress as students call for compensation

Students express their support and frustration towards the continuing strikes as UCU hope for progress
Strike Two: Lecturers and students take to pickets as pay and pensions dispute ramps up

Strike Two: Lecturers and students take to pickets as pay and pensions dispute ramps up

The strike is the second round of industrial action from UCU this academic year protest working conditions, pay, and pensions for lecturers
Why student support for the UCU strike is crucial

Why student support for the UCU strike is crucial

Luisa Bax argues that we should all be supporting our lecturers during the ongoing industrial action

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