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Since the start of the New Year the industrial action within the Higher Education (HE) pay dispute has increased in tempo, with UCU - the union to which lecturers and teaching staff are largely affiliated - organising a number of strike days throughout January and February. Central to these has been the use of two-hour strikes. Jo Pickard of the Sussex Marxists looks at the question of two-hour strikes and whether they can provide a way forward for the unions.