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University staff gain an additional £25 million per year through pay grade increases

Over 5,000 staff at the University of Edinburgh will receive a pay increase this Spring as the university adjusts its pay grades. All University of Edinburgh pay grades are moving…

UCU members vote to end dispute with university employers over pensions

UCU members voted to end the dispute over the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) today after employment body UUK offered a full restoration of pensions. 99 per cent of the 19…

Girl math is missing my £51* an hour lecture for €3 beers in Marseille

The week before last my lecturers announced they would be striking once again. These strikes would cancel only the second week of lectures and first week of tutorials. With nothing…

Importance of supporting strikes within the arts

Actress and host Drew Barrymore announced on the 10th of September that The Drew Barrymore Show would be returning amidst strikes ordered by the WGA (Writer’s Guild of America) and…

Journalists at The Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News join nationwide strike

Journalists at newspapers across the UK and Ireland have taken to the picket line three times in September in hopes of better pay. After winning a ballot for industrial action…

(W)hy in (G)od’s name do they even have to (A)sk: A Reflection on the WGA strikes

148 days of a historic strike have come to a close for the Writers Guild of America (WGA), and as the dust settles, it is clear that a new era…

UK Government to consult on minimum service levels for striking university staff

The UK government will consult on the introduction of minimum service levels for university staff during strikes. In a post on X (formerly Twitter) the Secretary of State for Education,…

A freshers’ take on strikes

If I had told 17 year old me that pretty soon I would be living far away from any parent, in a building full of young adults, who found that…