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How Have the #USSstrikes Changed My Working Life?

By Jen Remnant Totally, irreversibly and not at all. The timing of the strike wasn’t great for me – though I suppose there is never a ‘good’ time for industrial action. I had just been awarded my PhD and was working in my first (fixed term) research job which finished two days after strike action […]

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The 2018 University Strike, the Tuc’s Racism at Work Survey and Hegemony in Higher Education

By Stephen Ashe Brendan McGeever’s rapid response piece in Discover Society contends that the ongoing strike action in defence of our pensions ‘needs to be more attentive to the ways race, borders and nation are reproduced within higher education itself’. This is urgent. Not only do these issues feature prominently on placards and during rallies, teach-ins and teach-outs […]

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‘Perhaps Our Time Has Come’ – USS Strike as the Beginning of a New Politics for Uk Higher Education

By Sol Gamsu Last Friday was our only day back at work in two weeks – an island of “normality” – but like many I found the return to work strange. Crossing the pedestrian picket line at Bath felt odd. I missed the camaraderie and the new found collective strength and energy of the spaces of the […]

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The ‘Structure of Feeling’ of the USS Strike

By Craig Haslop and Rosalynd Southern We are both already so proud of the achievements of the Universities College Union (UCU) and our colleagues – academic and support staff standing side by side with students – striking against the move by UUK to slash our pensions by over 50%. Through this action, we have already […]

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