Since last year, the UK has seen sustained and powerful industrial action across its higher-education sector, with the latest strike wave only interrupted by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the crisis sure to be exploited by the Tory government, universities and colleges are more under threat than ever, and union strength has never been more vital.
Lucia Pradella is a lecturer in international political economy at King's College London. She is the author, more recently, of Globalization and the Critique of Political Economy and co-editor of Polarizing Development.
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