Essex students give qualified support to lecturer strikes

Striking memebers of the Universities and Colleges Union at the University of Essex on Wednesday. Photo: Essex UCU

Reporters from essexjournalism.com spoke to University of Essex students to find out what they thought about lecturers going on strike over pay and changes to their pension scheme. This term’s strikes by the Universities and Colleges Union began on 1 February and will continue for 18 days this month and next. This is what the students said

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Black Friday Strikes: Postal Workers and UCU Take Strike Action

Image: Lauren Wiles

By Lauren Wiles

Around 115,000 postal workers and 70,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU) will be walking out starting today for the next 48 hours over disputes of jobs, pensions, pay and working conditions in one of the biggest walkouts of the year.

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Storm Eunice batters Essex

By Lily Morris & April Norris

Essex is facing the consequences of Storm Eunice, as the UK is battered by 100 mph winds and heavy rain. The Met office has put a red weather warning in place for wind across England.

There is high risk of flying debris, falling trees, downed power lines, and damage to buildings, including roofs blown off of homes. Continue reading “Storm Eunice batters Essex”

Inflation bites as consumer prices soar

By Beth Webb

‘Taking a break’ will become more expensive this year, as Nestle warns that its products are set to increase in price as manufacturing rates soar.

The owner of KitKat has already revealed that its prices have lifted by 3.1 per cent; in an interview with the BBC, Nestle CEO Ulf Mark Schneider said that shoppers should expect higher prices across the sector. Continue reading “Inflation bites as consumer prices soar”