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Cambridge University revealed to have £6 billion as workers languish on poverty-level wages

In-depth research from Unite, the UK’s leading trade union, has uncovered that Cambridge University is sitting on over £6 billion of cash and investments while trying to maintain it can’t afford to help its lowest-paid workers. The revelations coincide with fresh strike action by university workers. Cleaners, librarians, museum workers and many other staff at the university have been in […]

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Cheltenham March 2024

Fight For The Right To Strike! Cheltenham March 2024, Cambridge University UNITE branch, joined thousands of other trade unionists from across the country to defend the right to strike, more info here, Inspired by this we are ready for our strike action on the 321st Jan and the 1st and 2nd of Feb. With a […]

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Striking From Home!

Do you work from home? Yes? How do you strike? The obvious way is to switch off your computer, put the phone on Do Not Disturb, and come and join us on the picket line! But you live miles away and it’s a pain to get into Cambridge to work, never mind not to work… […]

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It will get well if you picket

7th November Strike, view from the picket line. Well if the last strike day was wet this one was cold, it was nice in the sun, but Lensfield Road has its shady bits, and one was outside Chemistry. Great turnout again, and a cracking sing-song at the rally, along with some passionate speakers.Lots of letters […]

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Remember Remember The First of November…Strike

November 1st Strikes. I can feel it in my fingers… Well, it started wet and it finished wet, but we still had a strong showing. We caused a reaction at Chemistry, made an exhibition of ourselves on the New Museums site, booked in at the library, shut down the Fitz, and err had an effective […]

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October 2023 Cambridge Strikes!

Great turnout for the strikes! See you on November the 1st! Great turnout for the strikes, Even the rain didn’t put our members off. Solidarity and Donuts! Loads of support from students and the public, special thanks to the Donut Donor of Downing Street, and a big honk to all the motorists who beeped, and […]

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Cambridge University Pay Strike 2023

Industrial Action, Staff Strike Over Pay. Cambridge University must address the pay of essential workers, who have voted to strike. “Any strike action will bring substantial disruption to services for students and staff including building closures. I’d urge the university to come back to the negotiating table with a better offer worthy of our members’ […]

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Strike Action At Imperial!

Imperial College: Branch report on local pay campaign 2022-23 STRIKE! BBC’s Faisal Islam meets Imperial College Unite BS, Mark Keeping (baseball cap) and UCU’s Tom Pike, at the official picket, on 23rd February 2023 Membership Up! The Imperial branch of Unite has seen an increase in membership of over 16% since September last year, primarily […]

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Pay Update,March 2023

National pay negotiations, 2023-2024: an update. ACAS As you may be aware all the education unions in these negotiations declared a dispute with UCEA, the employers’ association, over the proposed pay increase for 2023-24. In February negotiations began under the auspices of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) with the unions, in good faith, […]

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Friday Update 25/2/22

Let’s face it, we are not going to get a decent pay rise this year unless we fight for it! The rise in inflation across all measures continues with 30-year highs on both the RPI (7.8%) & CPI (5.5%) Figures show that real pay is plummeting – a fall of 3.8% on RPI real earnings […]