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    Half of the staff in my course department are striking but I don't know which ones. I'd feel bad not turning up to the lectures by the lecturers who aren't striking but I also don't want to turn up to my 9ams and then find out I woke up early for nothing. We're not being told in advance, we just have to turn up and find out.
    Tomorrow there's a rally outside of my department building (which also happens to be the main uni building) and surrounding buildings and we're repeatedly encouraged not to cross picket lines. Apparently loads of the uni libraries were dead today.
    Thing is I have a scheduled meeting tomorrow and it's meant to be in that main building so I'm going to have to find a way to get in.
    I am supportive of the lecturers who want to strike but I'm going to look like such a snake trying to get into the building. Quite a few of my uni mates are going to be on the picket lines as well.

    Are you still going to attend lecturers/seminars etc?
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    You owe no-one any solidarity.

    The idea of picket lines is just old school socialist bullying tactics and has no place in modern industrial relations. Go where you want and don't be intimidated by Trots.
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    (Original post by difficult)
    Half of the staff in my course department are striking but I don't know which ones. I'd feel bad not turning up to the lectures by the lecturers who aren't striking but I also don't want to turn up to my 9ams and then find out I woke up early for nothing. We're not being told in advance, we just have to turn up and find out.
    Tomorrow there's a rally outside of my department building (which also happens to be the main uni building) and surrounding buildings and we're repeatedly encouraged not to cross picket lines. Apparently loads of the uni libraries were dead today.
    Thing is I have a scheduled meeting tomorrow and it's meant to be in that main building so I'm going to have to find a way to get in.
    I am supportive of the lecturers who want to strike but I'm going to look like such a snake trying to get into the building. Quite a few of my uni mates are going to be on the picket lines as well.

    Are you still going to attend lecturers/seminars etc?
    I'd suggest going along and speaking with the lecturers/staff on the picket. They understand perfectly well that the strike puts some students in a difficult spot and they won't be trying to intimidate you. Their purpose is to draw the attention of university management to the strength of feeling among the workforce, not to put students into a pickle.

    Depending on how you feel then, you can make up your mind whether to go into the lecture.
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    If you've got to go, do it. They're picketing for their own personal reasons, you've got personal reasons to go to your ****. All is fair, really.
 
 
 
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