This week a lot of people I know in the UK are on strike, as part of the UCU’s industrial action on pay and pensions.
However, none of the people I know at my institution are part of that, because insufficient numbers voted on action, so we have to continue working. It’s a labour deregulation thing.
So since I can’t strike, I’ll go for encouraging you to find out more about the action, which is also supported by the National Union of Students.
If you want to read more about the way in which colleagues are left feeling precarious and undervalued then check out #UCUstrike on Twitter for some (all-too-common) examples.
And if you want the logic of collection action explained to you, then go find a political scientist, probably on a picket line.