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Teaching will go ahead after Easter break
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Teaching will go ahead after Easter break

April 11th, 2018 | by Hanson Jones
Planned strike action scheduled to take place in the two weeks following the Easter break will not go ahead. In an e-mail circulated to all students, Vice Chancellor Professor Chris Day announced that teaching will take place as...
UCU Strike latest: Emergency measures announced in University Senate
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UCU Strike latest: Emergency measures announced in University Senate

March 25th, 2018 | by Zoe Crowther
Newcastle University Senate formally agreed that the strike action constitutes an emergency...
UCU prepared to carry out further strike action
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UCU prepared to carry out further strike action

March 12th, 2018 | by Zoe Crowther
University and College Union’s (UCU) national High Education Committee (HEC) met on Thursday 9th March to outline decisions regarding the potential next steps of the lecturers’ pensions strike. The latest update is that...
Lecturers lead Teach-Ins across Newcastle
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Lecturers lead Teach-Ins across Newcastle

March 6th, 2018 | by Hannah Kent
If you turned up to a 9am last Thursday and your lecturer didn’t do the same, you may have wondered what was going on. If you rocked up to an 11am, and the same thing happened, you probably weren’t too impressed. If, by now,...
Unis threaten pay deductions over strike action
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Unis threaten pay deductions over strike action

March 6th, 2018 | by Louise Hall
Universities threatening big pay deductions risk prolonging strikes. After 5 days of strike action, staff at 61 Universities have returned to work while taking actions short of a strike, otherwise known as ASOS. In response...
Minister calls for student compensation over strikes
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Minister calls for student compensation over strikes

March 6th, 2018 | by Isabel Sykes
At the launch of a new regulator for higher education in England, the Office for Students, universities minister Sam Gyimah said students should receive compensation for missed lectures and classes during the recent strikes....
Amelia Ward: We are more than consumers. Resist the pension cuts!
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Amelia Ward: We are more than consumers. Resist the pension cuts!

February 20th, 2018 | by Amelia Ward
Amelia Ward: Opposition to the strikes is symptomatic of our toxic individualism. It's time to save ourselves from overbearing and distant elites and join the...
Lecturers: It’s a strike!
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Lecturers: It’s a strike!

February 19th, 2018 | by Fred Hunt
Cuts to and marketisation of university pensions has provoked a strike, but what do students...
Students vote against strike position
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Students vote against strike position

February 13th, 2018 | by Mark Sleightholm
Two conflicting motions that had intentions to set the NUSU agenda on UCU strike action were both rejected in Student...