Shut Carlow Street: We’ll run our own union

UCU activist Jose Collina reflects this year’s universities pensions strike, won and lost. Fou­­­r weeks on strike, another three weeks arguing about what next, we finally came up with answer — back to work, with no guarantees, only a vague hope that a joint panel populated by the nominees of our mendacious employers and ever-vacillating

Plan C: On the university pensions struggle

Elio Di Muccio writes on the encouraging strength of recent strike action and the potential for a more radical attack against the long programme of marketisation which has afflicted higher education. The student movement which started in 2010 in protest of the tripling of tuition fees in higher education predominantly took the form of direct

Warwick occupation students win!

Warwick students have ended their two-week occupation of the Slate conference centre declaring a partial win, as university bosses caved in on demands ranging from ending legal threats against students to improving lecturers’ work rights. University bosses have reluctantly apologised for their heavy-handed approach to campus protests, dropped legal injunctions laid against the occupiers, pledged to look