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70,000+ U.K. University Staff Walk Out; British Nurses Prepare for Historic Strike

HeadlineNov 28, 2022

In the U.K., over 70,000 university employees went on strike Thursday and Friday over salary, pensions and working conditions. Another strike is planned for Wednesday. It’s thought to be the largest-ever strike affecting higher education in the U.K.

Meanwhile, nurses with Britain’s National Health Service are planning to strike for two days in December — the nurses’ union’s first strike in its 106-year history. Nurses say the government’s refusal to provide adequate pay raises means many are not able to make ends meet or are forced to quit their jobs.

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