Academic freedom and Counter-Terrorism bill

A potentially serious assault on our academic freedom is under way in the form of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill currently going through Parliament. If enacted, Northumbria will of course have to comply and this poses a significant threat to the academic freedom of our members.

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Trade-Unions on Twitter

In the last 4 years the numbers of people using the social networking tool Twitter to share news and information has grown at a rapid rate. This provides opportunities (and of course 1 or 2 risks) within the trade union movement.

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Care UK

Roger Hutt, Unison Convenor for Care UK workers on strike, spoke movingly at the branch meeting on 24/09 about
their struggle.

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UCU on Twitter