Staff at 26 Further Education colleges will take ten days of strike action starting on Monday 26 September. The action will amount to the biggest set of strikes ever in further education.

The strikes will take place over four weeks in the first half term of the academic year. The full dates of strike action are:

  • Week 1: Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 September (3 days)
  • Week 2: Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October (2 days)
  • Week 3: Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 October (2 days)
  • Week 4: Tuesday 18 Wednesday, 19 and Thursday 20 October (3 days)

More details here …

UNISON members at the a number of institutions are also taking action.
At SOAS, the UNISON branch has been threatened with an injunction for picketing on campus, with management making it clear they don’t support protest, even for students: “the School does not permit the use of its private property for any sort of demonstration or picket”.
See the SOAS Unison statement here…

Goldsmiths UCU have called off their impressive industrial action after reaching an agreement on redundancies. But two staff members, Des and Gholam, still face victimisation.

Railways and the Post

The RMT and ASLEF are set to strike on October 1st, 5th and 8th, closing down most of Network Rail and the London Overground. The CWU has organised a 48-hour walkout from Friday 30 September to Saturday 1 October, which will stop Royal Mail services.

The committee of UCU London Retired Members sends its solidarity to all our friends and comrades taking action.