‘Everyone Deserves Better’ – This Thread Perfectly Sums Up Why University Workers Are Striking

As more than 70,000 university employees strike, a thread from this computer scientist sums up exactly why she is taking to the picket line with her colleagues.

Workers, including lecturers, librarians and researchers, across 150 universities are joining the industrial strike action in protest over their pay, working conditions and pensions.

Up to 2.5 million students may be affected as strikes hit the country on Thursday, Friday and next Wednesday, as the University and College Union (UCU) expect to bring “the whole sector to a standstill”.