How do responses to the USS pension dispute echo Victorian complaints about the ‘servant problem’? Phil Hedges explores, with some help from E. P. Thompson.
In the final part of our series on the UCU pensions dispute, two members of university staff reflect on higher education hierarchies, media portrayals of striking workers, and the implications for non-teaching staff members.
On the final day of a fourteen day strike across UK universities against cuts to pensions, four historians discuss camaraderie, solidarity and picket line poetry, and consider how to build on the achievements of the past four weeks.
Books, articles and digital content that can help us put larger debates about pensions, fair pay and retirement into historical perspective.
As students occupy and vice-chancellors U-turn during a 14-day strike across UK universities against cuts to pensions, 6 lecturers, professors, and undergraduates share strike stories of exploitation, marketisation, and mobilisation.