Leading article: Time for healing

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The Independent Online

The news that Sally Hunt, the former general secretary of the Association of University Teachers, has emerged victorious in the election to become boss of the new merged lecturers' union has surprised no one. Although she led the smaller of the two unions that came together last year, she was seen as the instigator of the industrial action that won staff a good pay award and had more name recognition than Roger Kline of Natfhe. Her big task now will be to cement what has appeared to be an unhappy merger and to show magnanimity towards the former Natfhe contingent.