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Academics strike for full return of all campus activities


French university year begins with restive unions calling for end to online teaching

France’s “rentrée”—academia’s return to research and teaching after the long summer break—will be marked by protest, a higher education union has warned.

The Snesup-FSU union, which represents university staff, has filed a strike notice for 23 September to protest against research minister Frédérique Vidal’s plan for how the return to on-campus teaching will look. The strike will also involve members of other unions, including the SUD and CGT federations representing regional academics, who will down their teaching tools in solidarity.

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