Monday 21 March 2011

The strikes this week

Dear EAS students: I am writing to notify or remind you that the University and College Union (UCU), with the support of the National Union of Students (NUS), has scheduled a strike action and picket for Tuesday 22 March and Thursday 24 March at universities throughout England and the UK.

It is of course up to individual students, tutors, and lecturers to decide how they wish to respond to the strike. I am recommending that staff who teach on Tuesdays and Thursdays make alternative arrangements for this week's classes, so that students who wish to support the strike are not put at a disadvantage by having to miss out on any teaching and learning time. I am also asking course unit directors to consult with GTAs about seminar teaching arrangements for this week, and to notify students.

If you have questions about specific courses, lectures, or seminars, please contact the individual course unit directors. All classes will meet as usual on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Thanks and all best,

Hal Gladfelder
English and American Studies
School of Arts, Histories, and Cultures
University of Manchester

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