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Oxford University staff to open strike ballots over pay and pensions

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced that following cuts to University Superannuation Scheme members’ pensions, the UCU is due to hold a strike ballot this October.

UCU Strikes: What you need to know

The University and Colleges Union will begin strikes again this Thursday, Cherwell is here to tell you everything you need to know. When are strikes...

Oxford will be hit with 14 more days of strike action

The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced a further 14 days of strike action which will hit 74 universities across the country including...

UCU Reopens Pensions Negotiations

A failure to make progress on pay and pensions disputes could result in further strikes in 2020. The University and College Union (UCU) has announced...

Ruskin College accused of “victimisation” of UCU members

The University and College Union (UCU) has accused Ruskin College in Oxford of “victimisation” of its members following several disciplinary and redundancy threats directed at members...

Love will tear us apart

Jamie Johnson and Helena Peacock debate whether women should participate in the proposed sex-strike against US abortion law.

Second youth climate strike held in Oxford

Around 1000 young people participated in the second Oxford climate strike in Bonn Square on Friday, with many students walking out of lessons to...

The UCU strikes, one year on

Abby Ridsill-Smith explores the new and continuing priorities of the UCU

Oxford UCU fails to reach turnout threshold to call for strike action

This means that no strike action will be able to take place, preventing a repeat of last year’s University-wide lecturer strike.

Oxford UCU fails to reach voter turnout threshold to call for strike action

Trade union laws mandating 50% voter turnout have frustrated the UCU's move to strike action, despite a majority of balloted members voting to strike

“Boredom is counter-revolutionary”

The only comparable manifestations of the desire for social change in political change have been deeply reactionary, with the rise of right-wing, populist leaders, like Trump and Le Pen.

There is still power in a union – but it erodes with our apathy

In a society increasingly driven towards division, the UCU pensions dispute highlights the challenges facing worker solidarity

Oxford strike dates cancelled as crucial ballot draws to a close

Union members are currently voting on whether to accept the proposed deal, which if accepted could lead to an end to longstanding industrial action

New strike dates announced as UCU members consider deal

Union members will vote next week on whether to accept the proposal from Universities UK

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