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Suurbritannia ülikoolid on taaskord streigilainel. UK ülikoolid on maailma parimate hulgas ja õpe on tasuline. Vaatamata sellele on probleemid sarnased Eesti kõrgharidussektori omadele. Streikivate ülikoolide hulgas on mitmed tudengite arvult suurimad ülikoolid UK-s ja streigib ka Cambridge.

Täpseima ülevaate, sellest, kes, millal ja miks annab BBC ja detaile täpsustab The Guardian:

  • When are the strikes – and where?
    The first week of this wave of action takes place at 44 institutions for five days, from 14 to 18 February, and is over pensions.
  • In the second week there is a two-day walkout – 21 and 22 February – over pensions, pay and working conditions, at 68 institutions.
  • Week three involves 63 institutions over three days from 28 February to 2 March.
  • The final day will coincide with a student strike, organised by the National Union of Students.

Why are university staff striking?
Some are striking over pay and conditions, others over pensions – but for most taking action, it is over both.

On pay, the University and College Union (UCU), which represents staff at institutions across the UK, has demanded:

  • a £2,500 pay increase for members
  • an end to “pay injustice” and zero-hours contracts
  • action to tackle “unmanageable workloads” (BBC)

Konflikt on muutunud õige teravaks (ja inetuks), mida näitavad tööandjate esindajate väljaütlemised:

There was anger among university staff last week when it emerged that the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) recommended that universities should dock 100% of pay for staff who work to rule as part of the forthcoming industrial action. (The Guardian)

Streigilaine on jätkuks 2021 detsembris toimunud streigile (58 ülikooli, kellega liitus veel 10; loe lähemalt BBC lehel) ja on osa 2018. aastal alanud streikide lainest (Wikipedia).

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