• College group gives staff a five per cent pay rise, despite a deficit

    A huge London college group has defended awarding its staff up to a five per cent pay rise – even though it will result in its third annual operating deficit in a row. The pay deal for Capital City College Group staff, announced on Wednesday, was described as a “landmark” by the University and College

    10.30 Nov. 23rd, 2018 | News

  • UCU college strike action continues to win concessions

    The University and College Union is continuing to win concessions in the current round of college strikes, as it gears up for an autumn of discontent on pay. Bosses at Capital City College Group reached a deal with staff to end a long-running pay dispute, just days after UCU members voted unanimously to escalate action

    11.12 Jun. 8th, 2018 | News

  • College with huge bailout debt pays principal over £265k

    A college owes the government almost £14 million in emergency bailout cash alone, but it still managed to scrape together the funds to pay its principal an eye-watering £266,000 last year. Latest accounts show that the grade three Birmingham Metropolitan College owes more in exceptional financial support than any other college, yet Andrew Cleaves’ (pictured)

    10.30 May. 4th, 2018 | News

  • Strike action escalates on a second day of college walkouts

    More than 1,500 staff from colleges are expected to take part in a second day of strike action, and more walkouts are planned up to the end of April. The dispute is over what a spokesperson for the University and Colleges Union described as “a disappointing” pay offer of one per cent, made last September

    9.47 Mar. 1st, 2018 | News