Just a quick post from rainy Madrid to say that I very much support those colleagues in University / Higher Education departments who are currently striking to protest the proposed cuts to their pensions. I have seen quite a few people I know, and have worked with over the years, standing on picket lines outside their institutions.
While working for the Geographical Association, I paid into the USS pension, and presumably other GA colleagues continue to do so, and the predicted shortfalls in final payments are concerning for those who are working in this sector.
There have been strikes and picket lines for the last few days, even through the bitter winter weather that the UK is experiencing currently.
If you haven't seen the creative way that Ian Cook, from the University of Exeter is using Lego to reflect on the process (in a similar way to its use for the Follow the Things project) you are very welcome to check it out.