• UCU deal reached with university-backed college to increase pay but reduce teaching time

    Strike action at cash-strapped Lambeth College has been cancelled after union members managed to negotiate a 3 per cent pay rise, additional leave and a reduction in teaching hours. Members of the University and College Union at the college have walked out for a total of 10 days since November in a long-running pay dispute,

    10.32 May. 9th, 2019 | News

  • Half of college strikes planned for this week called off

    Half of the 10 strikes planned at colleges across the country this week have either been suspended or called off. The University and College Union told FE Week that Bridgwater and Taunton has settled its dispute ahead of action that was due to start tomorrow, joining New College Swindon, which on Friday announced it had

    16.42 Mar. 19th, 2019 | News

  • Strike dates announced for 16 colleges locked in pay disputes

    Members of the University and College Union at 16 colleges will walk out for two days starting January 29, in an ongoing dispute over pay. The union has also written to the education secretary Damian Hinds urging the government to provide extra funding for staff who feel “undervalued and severely underpaid”. “UCU members are being

    11.28 Jan. 15th, 2019 | News

  • UCU members at six colleges set for two-day walk out

    Members of the University and College Union at six colleges will walk out for two days next week, in the first wave of strikes this year over pay. At the same time, staff at a further 26 colleges are being balloted on possible action in the future. “Staff in FE colleges have seen their pay

    12.06 Nov. 20th, 2018 | News

  • Staff at Lowestoft SFC out on the first of six strike days over merger

    Staff at Lowestoft Sixth-Form College have walked out on the first of six days of strike action protesting a planned merger. The industrial action involves 20 of the SFC’s 70 staff, and is being led by NASUWT. Further strikes are planned for July 2, 3, 10, 11 and 12. A spokesperson for the teachers’ union

    10.36 Jun. 27th, 2018 | News

  • Seven-day strike at Hull College called off

    Seven days of strikes at Hull College, due to start on Monday, have been called off after the threat of compulsory redundancies was lifted. Staff had been set to walk out again for five days starting June 18, and again on June 26 and 27 in a bitter row over plans to cut hundreds of jobs.

    12.57 Jun. 15th, 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

  • Hull College receives £54m bailout amid job strikes

    An impoverished college caught in a row over job cuts has received a £54 million bailout. The eye-watering sum reportedly awarded to Hull College from the restructuring facility is believed to be the highest ever given to an English college. A college representative let slip the sum during the University and College Union’s congress in

    17.37 May. 31st, 2018 | News

  • UCU to 'ballot members nationally' over pay claim

    An autumn of discontent over college pay could be on the cards, after University and College Union members voted unanimously for escalating action if the Association of Colleges fails to meet their demands over next year’s claim. The motion on action over FE pay was passed at the UCU’s 2018 Congress in Manchester this morning,

    14.32 May. 31st, 2018 | News

  • Strike called off at Bradford College after voluntary redundancy concession

    Strike action at Bradford College has been called off at the last minute, after it agreed to reopen its voluntary redundancy scheme. Members of the University and College Union who work at the college, which was hit with two financial notices to improve in recent months and was bailed out twice in December, had been due

    11.12 May. 22nd, 2018 | News

  • MP joining 2 day Hull College strike starting tomorrow

    Striking staff Hull College will be joined on the picket line by their local MP Emma Hardy tomorrow as they walk out for a second time in an ongoing row about job cuts. Members of the University and College Union are protesting plans to slash 231 jobs at the college, which is currently subject to

    17.08 May. 16th, 2018 | News