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.