In response to the surge of police, legal and management repression against student protesters, an alliance of activists and organisations, including the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, called a National Day of Action to defend the right to protest and for “Cops off campus” on 11 December.
Charlotte Monro, an occupational therapist and chair of the Unison branch at Whipps Cross Hospital in north east London, has been sacked for speaking out against cuts.
Ongoing struggles between the Libyan government and militias may either be resolved or worsen on the 15 December.
Contact: Daniel Cooper, ULU Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07840 136 728
On Tuesday 4 December, a small contingent of students and staff from the University of Liverpool and nearby institutions left a rally organised by UCU around the national strike to occupy the Irish St
After Nelson Mandela died on 5 December, Tory prime minister David Cameron was full of praise for Mandela.
Trade union activists working in Higher Education have set up the "University Worker" blog as a forum for discussing the current pay dispute.
From the US rank-and-file magazine Labor Notes.
A statement from the occupiers:
An independent network of over 100 students is occupying the headquarters of the University of London at Senate House. We can be contacted at email@example.com and 07754768945.
Energy giant Npower has said it will make 1,460 staff redundant. Their jobs will be outsourced overseas.
Higher Education workers in three unions struck on Tuesday 3 December against a 1% pay deal. University and College Union members in Further Education also struck to win better pay.
Outsourced cleaning, catering, and security workers at the University of London have been fighting for sick pay, holiday, and pension equality with directly-employed staff through the “Tres Cosas” (“Three Things”) campaign since they won the London Living Wage in 2012.
Workers employed in the warehouses of online retail giant Amazon are paid poverty wages, work 50-hour weeks, and walk up to 11 miles during the course of a shift in which they are expected collect one order every 33 seconds.
Six weeks before Romanian and Bulgarian workers will get unrestricted access to European labour markets, David Cameron has announced new benefit restrictions on all EU migrants.
Left Unity, launched in late 2012 by ex-Respect members Kate Hudson and Andrew Burgin, held its founding conference on 30 November.
Construction company Abigroup, part of the Lend Lease empire, has dropped the charges against Bob Carnegie arising from the Queensland Children's Hospital construction site dispute in August-October 2
Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a long time left-wing union and democracy activist in Thailand, has been in prison since 30 April 2011 and faces a further ten years jail under the repressive “lèse majesté” law.
Outsourced workers at Uni of London have won sick pay and holiday terms of very-near equivalence with directly-employed staff after a long campaign and a two-day strike (27 and 28 November 2013).
Massive victory for 3 Cosas campaign, workers' self-organisation, and militant industrial action. Two demands down, one to go (plus union recognition)!