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London, Tuesday 3 December. Workers in higher and further education in Britain went on strike for a day in their continuing campaign for more pay (see Higher Education article).
The strike, by members of the UCU, Unite, Unison and EIS trade unions, attracted a large degree of support from students. Eight days later, students at ULU ( University of London Union ) held a protest against police on university campuses, the privatisation of the student loan book and the planned closure of ULU as part of a national day of action. The previous day, the UCU had issued a statement supporting the right of students to protest against the privatisation of education and higher tuition fees. ■