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London’s Oxford Circus Underground station closes as the biggest nationwide rail strike in 30 years hits the UK. ZUMA Press Inc | Alamy

What trade unions do and what joining one means

Workers, particularly at the beginning of their careers, don’t know their rights in the workplace, and often fear asserting them.
Academic freedom therefore encompasses the freedom to research the topics we choose, to draw the conclusions we find compelling from the evidence and analysis we undertake, and to speak publicly on those matters. Shutterstock

As Melbourne University staff strike over academic freedom, it’s time to take the issue seriously

Academic freedom is routinely recognised as an important principle that is enshrined in a range of governance policies - but staff at one university say it is under threat.

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