Monthly Archives: November 2013

An open letter to Nigel Thrift in support of staff action, 3/12/13

The Context On the 3rd of December, 2013, university staff belonging to the University and Colleges Union (UCU), Unison and Unite will go out on strike in protest at a proposed pay settlement put forward by the University and Colleges … Continue reading

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Comments on the open letter to Nigel Thrift

The purpose of this post is allow people to post comments, queries, challenges and statements of solidarity for our open letter to Nigel Thrift in support of striking HE staff. Comments made directly on the letter page itself will also … Continue reading

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Support your Staff! SOLIDARITY DEMO, TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER #fairpayinHE

In solidarity with lecturers, administrative and support staff taking strike action on Tuesday 3rd December, PPU-Warwick has called a demonstration to assemble outside Senate House at 1:30pm and begin at 2pm on the day of the strike. The strike is … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Proposed Student Loan Book Sell-off

Student loans in England Since the academic year 1990/1, students in England have been able to borrow loans for help with maintenance costs incurred during study from the state-owned Student Loans Company (SLC).[i] In 1997, a report commissioned by the … Continue reading

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Statement of Support for Staff Strike

On Thursday the 31st of October members of the University and Colleges Union took industrial action against English universities to demand a living wage for academic staff, a reversal of the downward pressure on wages, and a redress to the … Continue reading

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