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Strike Report – Day 11 (Deal or No Deal?)

Published: 13th March, 2018

Was that the most intense day so far? It’s been an emotional 20 hours. Yesterday evening we learned that our UCU negotiators had struck a deal with their Universities UK counter-parts. UCU General Secretary Sally Hunt was selling it as a good deal – a done deal? But it took no time to work out…

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Strike On A Little While Longer

Published: 13th March, 2018

A short and beautiful film by Matt Allen of our actions at University of Leicester in week 3 of the USS strikes, including footage of students’ occupation of Fielding Johnson building. The soundtrack is a specially-sung version – in three gorgeous parts – of an African-American spiritual ‘Hold On A Little While Longer’.

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Strike Report – Day 10

Published: 12th March, 2018

‘Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.‘ No doubt many vice-chancellors – including ‘our’ Paul Boyle – have been thinking this… and today they thought that ‘real rain’ had come – ‘this scum’, of course, being their own employees who for the past few weeks have not only…

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Strike Report – Day 9 (IWD)

Published: 12th March, 2018

Today, we celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD)! We started our pickets bright and early like every day, with thoughts of solidarity for the women of Yarl’s Wood still on hunger strike. We organised a new, flying picket as well, to show the less-often picketed departments that we’re still here! A bit before 11, we all…

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