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USA: Dozens of university faculty and staff arrested in New York

United States, New York
November 5, 2015 at 16:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

After years of stalled contract negotiations, university professors and faculty at CUNY (City University of New York) staged a sit down protest on Tuesday which resulted in the arrest of dozens of staff.

The academics blocked the entrance to a CUNY administration building in Manhattan, demanding a wage rise after six years of stagnant remuneration.

Protesters say quality staff have been deterred from working at CUNY by the situation, lowering the quality of education students receive.

USA: Dozens of university faculty and staff arrested in New York01:38
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After years of stalled contract negotiations, university professors and faculty at CUNY (City University of New York) staged a sit down protest on Tuesday which resulted in the arrest of dozens of staff.

The academics blocked the entrance to a CUNY administration building in Manhattan, demanding a wage rise after six years of stagnant remuneration.

Protesters say quality staff have been deterred from working at CUNY by the situation, lowering the quality of education students receive.

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