Pompey Teachers Sitck it to Gove

More than 130 people rallied in Commercial Road to show their support and solidarity for striking teachers. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) had called the one day strike as part of the on-going battle to protect pay, pensions and conditions – with thousands of schools closing for the day as a result. The government’s…

Portsmouth University Lecturers Strike Again for Fair Pay

UCU members at the University of Portsmouth again picketed several buildings during their second two hour strike on Tuesday January 28. The pickets joined together at the Park Building off Guildhall Square for the second hour of the strike so that all told there were around 30 strikers joining the picket and handing out leaflets…

Pompey Lecturers strike for fair pay in HE

While Vice-Chancellors sit on six-figure salaries and Universities buy up more and more non-teaching buildings, Lecturers up and down the country struck for two hours against an 1% pay increase. The deal, which would be a pay cut in real terms, comes after four years of salary decline for lecturers. On the other hand, Vice-Chancellors…