Why Are We Striking?

British higher education is being destroyed by marketisation. Students suffer vast fee increases and higher living costs, forcing many to work virtually full-time jobs to survive. On campus, they encounter packed seminar rooms and overcrowded libraries, with overworked, stressed-out staff struggling to provide the help that students need. Staff pay and pensions are continually eroded, while workloads spiral out of control. University workers are increasingly on precarious, short-term contracts, while grotesque inequalities are uncovered affecting women, ethnic minorities and disabled staff, and bullying and harassment are rife. A mental health epidemic is ravaging students and staff alike.

See https://qmucu.org/strike for more information and how you can help.

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