One of the biggest and most notable disputes going on at the moment is the UCU dispute over attacks on the USS university pension scheme. Academic staff at 61 universities are currently in the middle of 14 days of strike action, and the last few days have seen an explosion of student actions in support – see occupation_hub for updates, so far there’s been SOAS students cracking a squat, Liverpool students occupying, action in Sheffield, Cambridge students blockading a management building with a giant red picket fence, an occupation at UCL, another at Southampton, and campaigners at Warwick paying a visit to the temp agency on campus. The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts have put together a brief guide to occupations that might be useful to anyone thinking of launching one of their own.
Also in the education sector,
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