Tag : strikes

News Round-up

2 months ago / 0 comments

New Guidelines for Universities on Suicide Prevention University staff who work with students should be trained in suicide prevention, according to new guidelines. The guidance, published by Universities UK and the charity Papyrus, comes in response to growing public concern about the number of undergraduates taking their own lives. At … Read More

Strike Action to End as UCU Accept UUK Offer

7 months ago / 0 comments

University and College Union (UCU) members have voted to accept a proposed deal from Universities UK (UUK), immediately drawing to a close the long period of industrial action. 53,415 UCU members were balloted, with 33,913 valid votes cast, a turnout of 63.5%. Of the votes cast, 21,683 chose to accept … Read More

The UCU Strikes Back: Proposed Deal Rejected

8 months ago / 0 comments

University strikers have voted to reject an agreement reached on Monday between the University and College Union (UCU) and the University UK (UUK) over a pensions dispute. The UCU – University of Leeds branch, along with the majority of other UCU branches, voted unanimously against the deal. Staff opposed to … Read More

Think of the students: a response to the university strikes

8 months ago / 0 comments

Eva offers a student’s perspective on the UCU strike, expressing her support for her lecturers but simultaneously lamenting the impact of the action on her education. Last week saw the beginning of the UCU strike, which saw lecturers head for the picket line and lecture halls left empty. As a … Read More

Why we should stand behind the junior doctors and their strikes

3 years ago / 0 comments

It is seemingly always debated, when strikes happen, what is the point of them, what do they achieve, these are just a few of the silly questions asked. Their opponents tend to attack the strikers as “jumping the gun” and aim to remind them that strikes are meant to be … Read More