In pictures: the Cambridge UCU strike
“We need the Vice-Chancellor to act, to say something”
Industrial action is taking place in Cambridge until the end of the academic term (4th December) as a result of unsustainable workloads, pension changes, a 19.6% gender pay gap, and a 20% pay cut since 2009.
One History Faculty lecturer told us that he supports the strike because "the workload has become unmanageable, and this is detrimental to students, staff, and the quality of education". Another academic said with a sigh, "in 2018, we didn't expect to be back here, but we're here to hold our universities to account".
From Sidgwick protesters to Billy Bragg, scroll below to see the strike in pictures.
All photos the author's own