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  • NUT joins calls against Open University Cuba ban

    BRITAIN’S largest teaching union NUT joined the growing chorus of voices yesterday against the Open University’s (OU) “discriminatory” ban on Cuban students.

    NUT general secretary Kevin Courtney has written to OU secretary Keith Zimmerman, calling for the policy...

    Friday 28th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Open University slammed for kowtowing to US demands over Cuba

    THE Open University was forced to admit yesterday it was bowing to US pressure by begging for a licence to be allowed to enrol students from Cuba.

    As reported in the Star, the Open University (OU) has banned students from Cuba from enrolling on any of its courses as it feared...

    Thursday 27th Jul 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Call for government to step in over Open University Cuba ban

    University and College Union (UCU) general secretary Sally Hunt called on the government yesterday to step in to overturn a ban on Cuban students by the Open University.

    She has written to Open University vice-chancellor Peter Horrocks and Universities Minister Jo Johnson to take...

    Wednesday 26th Jul 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • ‘Open’ University blacklists Cubans from its courses

    Institution accused of blocking enrolments to bolster US embargo – in breach of British laws

    Monday 24th Jul 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Open University staff join rolling strikes over 1.1% offer

    OPEN UNIVERSITY staff are on strike today as part of a wave of industrial action across England and Wales over a paltry 1.1 per cent pay offer and shoddy working conditions.

    Universities’ union UCU is carrying out a rolling programme of action over the stingy offer.


    Tuesday 12th Jul 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Last-ditch talks aim to avert OU walkouts

    LAST-DITCH talks are taking place today as Open University (OU) lecturers prepare for strike action starting tomorrow.

    The University and College Union (UCU) is in dispute with OU bosses over plans to close seven regional centres with the threatened loss of more than 500 jobs.


    Monday 1st Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Open University lecturers call for talks on regional closure plans

    LECTURERS warned Open University (OU) bosses yesterday to negotiate over closure plans by Monday or face strike action the following day.

    The OU intends to close seven regional centres, putting 502 jobs at risk.

    Academics’ union UCU is opposing the proposals and its...

    Friday 29th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • OU lecturers strike over mass closures

    OPEN University (OU) lecturers in Manchester will strike today for the second time over plans to shut seven educational centres and sack more than 500 staff.

    Students, staff and lecturers’ union UCU strongly opposed the university governing council’s decision to close...

    Thursday 10th Dec 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Open University lecturers take action over closures

    OPEN University lecturers launched strike action yesterday in protest against plans to shut seven regional centres and sack 500 staff.

    Members of the University and College Union (UCU) voted 72 per cent for strike action, which is the first in Open University’s 46-year history....

    Thursday 26th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Hundreds of Open Uni staff stage one-day strike

    HUNDREDS of Open University (OU) staff are staging a one-day strike today over “deeply disappointing” plans to shut down seven regional centres.

    Members of the lecturers’ union UCU will walk out over the closures in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Gateshead, Leeds,...

    Wednesday 25th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain