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Unionised RMT staff standing at a picket outside Euston station back in October. Mark Kerrison / Alamy Stock Photo

Strikes: how do they work?

From unions and ballots to picket-lines and sympathy strikes.
The University of Lagos is one of the institutions affected by the lecturers’ strike in Nigeria. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

New universities in Nigeria? Absolutely not

Creating more universities in Nigeria has serious implications for quality of graduates.
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.

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