Manchester UCU members have called the report an “absolute scandal”and said that education should not be about making profits
The organisation aims to educate students about the context of the ongoing industrial action
The statement says that student academic progression is their “key priority”
Disputes over pay and pensions mean strikes could be possible as soon as mid-November
For the second time in four months, the required 50% threshold to cause strike action was not reached
A new round of strikes could take place this semester across UK universities
Oxford’s Chris Gosden has led calls to tackle the crippling uncertainty for UK Institutions
The strikes center over a proposed 2% pay increase, which lecturers argue is nowhere near the rate of inflation
“A deal or no-deal Brexit is the biggest challenge facing higher education and the country”, says Sally Hunt.
In protest of the £8 million worth of investments UoM has in Israel, students took to the streets standing in solidarity with UCU strikers
The University of Manchester, alongside 60 other higher education institutions in the UK, is currently undergoing eight days of industrial action by staff over pensions, pay and conditions. Universities have been advised to “minimise” the impact of industrial action by using teaching staff not participating in the strike to cover for absent colleagues and rescheduling […]
Students at the Welsh university have calculated a loss of almost £400 per student during the strike period
The strikes would be a continuation of the extended industrial action UCU took in 2018, that saw weeks of strikes over several months
This SU is democratically mandated to support an NSS boycott via an active senate motion
The head of the OfS has said that universities should not be expected to be bailed out in times of financial difficulty.
UCU strike over pay unlikely to go ahead as only 7 institutions reach required turnout.
Sir Anton Muscatelli has attacked politicians over the uncertainty of an EU exit