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UCU Strike latest: Members vote to end strikes
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UCU Strike latest: Members vote to end strikes

April 13th, 2018 | by Hanson Jones
UCU members have voted to bring months of industrial action and uncertainty to a close after voting to accept the terms set out by the UUK, as they continue to propose pension scheme changes. Having come to a close, the result of...
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 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....
Discussions over pensions resume as strike continues to halt teaching
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Discussions over pensions resume as strike continues to halt teaching

March 5th, 2018 | by Isabel Sykes
Talks restart on Monday 5th March to bring an end to the lecturers'...
Picket lines are drawn in the UCU strikes
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Picket lines are drawn in the UCU strikes

February 28th, 2018 | by Steven Ross
Steven Ross reports on the staff and students that took to the picket lines in support of the UCU industrial...
Vice-Chancellor voices support for striking staff
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Vice-Chancellor voices support for striking staff

February 27th, 2018 | by Mark Sleightholm
Professor Chris Day, the Vice-Chancellor and President of Newcastle University, has expressed support for staff striking in protest at changes to their pensions. Staff at 64 universities across the UK, including Newcastle, began...