Tag Archives: education

University Staff Strike October 31

On Thursday 31st October, University Staff from the UCU, Unison and Unite trade unions took part in a joint strike action against a prolonged assault on their wages that has seen them lose 13% in real terms since 2008. Staff ranging from academics to cleaners joined the picket lines to fight for the decent pay […]


CUSU Notes: 1. That since 2008, when £850 billion of public money was used to bail-out banks that continue to pay out billions in bonuses, the government has aimed to recoup that money by cutting back on public spending on health, transport, benefits and education. 2. That despite government claims that Britain is emerging from […]

Reclaim Our Student Unions!

The recent report in the Cambridge Tab concerning the £6,500 pay rise given to the CUSU General Manager is worth discussing. It is important to analyse university and union finances and investigate their impact on students. We should be asking why students should take an interest in the financial decisions of CUSU and the university […]

Stand Up for Education: One-Day Strike and Teachers’ Rally in Cambridge

On 1st October more than 800 people turned out for a strike rally of teachers in Cambridge, organised by the two biggest teaching unions, the NUT and NASUWT. Almost 100 schools in Cambridgeshire participated in the strike, and were closed or partially closed. Teachers from different areas throughout Cambridgeshire came to rally in Cambridge, together […]