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Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

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