College staff in strike over pay

“Lecturers at eight colleges in England are staging strikes over pay. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) claim the colleges have failed to honour a pay deal agreed in 2004. Three of the colleges are in London, others are in Doncaster, Rotherham, Sandwell and Sussex. The Association of Colleges says it is disappointed by the action, which it says will be supported by ‘a small minority of staff’. The industrial action involves members of the UCU working at Croydon College, Greenwich, the College of North West London, Dearne Valley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sandwell, and Sussex Downs. Staff at a ninth college – Askham Bryan in North Yorkshire – were also due to go on strike but it is understood they suspended the action pending talks …” (more)

[BBC News, 5 February]

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