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UK’s National Union of Students denounces potential strike

Traditional ally of lecturers union says students need a strike “like a bullet in the head”

In a move that is shocking observers, the United Kingdom’s national student lobbying organization is speaking against a potential summer strike by that nation’s university lecturers.

From The Guardian:

The University and College Union, which is looking for an 8% pay rise this year, has warned university employers that it will ballot members in higher education over threatened job cuts.

Wes Streeting, NUS president, said: “Given the effects of the current economic climate on the graduate jobs market, students need industrial action by university staff like a hole in the head.”

We’d never see such talk on a nation level in Canada.

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