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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    I find that the politics society (mostly made up of lefties) is pretty cool and we can all happily accept that we're on different sides of the spectrum, i have noticed however separately that the SWP keep having stalls and making posters that say crap and they shove them everywhere advertising their anti-"ConDem" rallies ect.. At your uni they apparently also tore some Tory posters down and replaced them with their own.

    Not sure why your so against page 3 as a feminist though, surely down to choice for the woman.
    the "no to page 3" campaign is more about what it represents than the models themselves or women modelling, it's to do with the kind of culture and society that it is part of, banning page 3 itself or ending it is more symbolic than anything else, but in theory at least it would be a representation of changing views towards women in society, I think that's something people tend either to not understand about the campaign or just gets misrepresented by those who oppose the campaign. (I am probably not the best person to explain it tbh, my exposure to the campaign is limited at best, but this is my understanding of it, and in so much as I understand it, I support it in it's aims myself)
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    I find that the politics society (mostly made up of lefties) is pretty cool and we can all happily accept that we're on different sides of the spectrum, i have noticed however separately that the SWP keep having stalls and making posters that say crap and they shove them everywhere advertising their anti-"ConDem" rallies ect.. At your uni they apparently also tore some Tory posters down and replaced them with their own..
    The prevalence of the SWP, Scottish Socialist Party, Marxist Society, etc. seems to be a universal attribute between universities, then! If all you saw of the UK was the Edinburgh uni campus you'd be forgiven for thinking we live in an left-wing country.
    (That said, despite my hesitation towards their actual politics, the SWP society here do put on some pretty interesting events).
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    Don't know if anyone's seen this already, it's about a year old now. Thoughts?
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    Well another day of so called strike action, apparently a 1,000 staff did not come to work today. I can't quite see it myself as the majority of our department was in and the picket line had about ten people on for an exclusive hour.

    Although this source says otherwise... http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/1-000...ail/story.html
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    Well another day of so called strike action, apparently a 1,000 staff did not come to work today. I can't quite see it myself as the majority of our department was in and the picket line had about ten people on for an exclusive hour.

    Although this source says otherwise... http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/1-000...ail/story.html
    by law they can only have so many people on a picket at once IIRC, so there may well have been more just they had to divy them up between pickets for legal reasons.
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    Well another day of so called strike action, apparently a 1,000 staff did not come to work today. I can't quite see it myself as the majority of our department was in and the picket line had about ten people on for an exclusive hour.

    Although this source says otherwise... http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/1-000...ail/story.html
    There was a strike? Huh.

    Don't know anyone who took part...
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    Well, all my lectures etc were off today in the end anyway, and my seminar tomorrow has been cancelled because my tutor has been arrested...
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    This bar may not be under threat of closure but The Star in St Johns Wood, London NW8 is. This is the pub that was where Paul Heaton, Norman Cook and the other Housemartins filmed the video to 'Happy Hour', as loved by David Cameron when he mentioned it a couple of weeks ago.

    Objections to Westminster City Council by 12th December. Twitter feed @TheStarNW8.
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    Will be a shame if they get rid of that pub. You can't beat a bit of Happy Hour now and then!
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    According to some people on here I shouldn't have went in yesterday in solidarity with the strike. This would have meant not being able to complete my project that has to be in today, meaning that I'd fail a double unit. I wonder if I made the right decision :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    According to some people on here I shouldn't have went in yesterday in solidarity with the strike. This would have meant not being able to complete my project that has to be in today, meaning that I'd fail a double unit. I wonder if I made the right decision :rolleyes:
    Was this even a full public sector strike? Given that one of the main issues is the pay freeze it seems highly unlikely that the government will let the education sector be exempt meaning the strike is largely pointless.
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    I think lecturers would think twice about regularly striking if they had to personally refund their students for lost contact/teaching hours and massive disruption.
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    According to some people on here I shouldn't have went in yesterday in solidarity with the strike. This would have meant not being able to complete my project that has to be in today, meaning that I'd fail a double unit. I wonder if I made the right decision :rolleyes:
    It's entirely up to you whether you stand with the people who provide you with your education, the people who've undergone an average real-terms pay cut of 13% since 2009, or perhaps even more if they work in jobs that already have shocking pay and conditions (or if they're female). The same people staring down the barrel of further pay cuts and fewer employment rights - no holiday pay, no guarantee of work, no job security.

    I just hope you one day find yourself on the other side of a dispute like this - you haven't learnt through listening, you might from experience.

    And I've never heard of a university that'd refuse to make arrangements for submitting a piece of work a day early - only you know if what you said is true, I'm sceptical. Furthermore, no-one would condemn a person for crossing a picket if there truly were extenuating circumstances.
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    I think lecturers would think twice about regularly striking if they had to personally refund their students for lost contact/teaching hours and massive disruption.
    I'd rather see Liberals made to compensate people for the lies they tell to get into power myself. unlike striking lecturers your lot could probably afford it as well.
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    I completely supported yesterday's strike and attended the rally (only one of about 100 people to do so at a university with supposedly 30,000 students), yet I don't agree with picketing vital services like the library during such an important time. People have essays and exams coming up and very often the university library is the only place with the space or facilities, such as the short-term loan of high-use books, for students to get work done.
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    According to some people on here I shouldn't have went in yesterday in solidarity with the strike. This would have meant not being able to complete my project that has to be in today, meaning that I'd fail a double unit. I wonder if I made the right decision :rolleyes:
    Nobody actually knew that though did they Mechie? You bought it up actually, and said with a general statement that you didn't see why people would stay off if their lecture wasn't cancelled. You can hardly expect us to take into account your personal circumstances that you avoided mentioning.
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    (Original post by SciFiRory)
    by law they can only have so many people on a picket at once IIRC, so there may well have been more just they had to divy them up between pickets for legal reasons.
    That is true, Its something small like ten per entrance? Sure thats what it was at my old place. Still not many people joining the picket when they shouldn't have been though.

    (Original post by Mechie)
    According to some people on here I shouldn't have went in yesterday in solidarity with the strike. This would have meant not being able to complete my project that has to be in today, meaning that I'd fail a double unit. I wonder if I made the right decision :rolleyes:
    I'm sure the university would have given extended time as they seem to chuck it people :lol:
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    That is true, Its something small like ten per entrance? Sure thats what it was at my old place. Still not many people joining the picket when they shouldn't have been though.
    I think it's 12 but I am not 100% sure tbh, just know they mentioned it when we helped the lecturers on the picket when I was at Uni. not sure how that applies to people who aren't on strike as such though, so you might be able to have like more students but okay if you have less than 12 people who are staff kind of thing.

    I think you can only stop cars for like 30 seconds as well or something, there's all kinds of stupid laws about it.
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    (Original post by SciFiRory)
    I think it's 12 but I am not 100% sure tbh, just know they mentioned it when we helped the lecturers on the picket when I was at Uni. not sure how that applies to people who aren't on strike as such though, so you might be able to have like more students but okay if you have less than 12 people who are staff kind of thing.

    I think you can only stop cars for like 30 seconds as well or something, there's all kinds of stupid laws about it.
    Sounds about right, yeah you just play the 'im not part of the strike' card if anybody came along, its a free world and i'll stand where I want
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    I think lecturers would think twice about regularly striking if they had to personally refund their students for lost contact/teaching hours and massive disruption.
    I don't see why the lecturers (who are already foregoing their pay) should have to repay the students, when it's a university issue
 
 
 
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