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UCU receive support for strike from Quebec

“I want to offer my solidarity with UEL lecturers and academic staff in their strike action. Words are not enough, so I look forward to meeting all of you on the picket line. I learned a great deal from the student strike in Québec. I learned about the true meaning of solidarity. I learned that those in power do not sufficiently recognise our value until we withhold our labour. And I learned that by democratically withholding our labour, we begin to realise our own collective power and potential. I think this is just the beginning of a vital struggle in the UK.”
– Matthew Brett was active mobilizing alongside students at Concordia University in Québec prior to the largest student strike in the province’s history in 2012. Matthew is now studying economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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