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Tara Van Ho

Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association
Co-President
U.K.
On 1 December, I am joining UK academics in strike action. The UK government’s approach to funding higher education has changed the nature of the industry, leading to greater job insecurity and rising workloads amongst academics. We also face gendered pay inequality, pay devaluation, and an unstable pension fund. In other words, we are facing an unprecedented and unsustainable attack on our human rights and labour rights. These specific challenges are also likely to have long-term impacts on structural inequalities within UK society as a whole. Women, working class, and racialised academics are needed to help open doors (and keep them open) to others in society, and they have been key actors when it comes to understanding the structures of inequality. The issues underpinning UCU’s Four Fights have the potential to push women, working class, and racialized individuals out of academia, undermining long-term social progress. This strike is our last option.

You can learn more about our 4 Fights and pension strike here: https://www.ucu.org.uk/hedisputes

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Monday, November 26
 

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Tuesday, November 27
 

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Wednesday, November 28
 

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