Lecturers at Stockton Riverside College took strike action on 24th March 2011 to protest at the derisory 0.2% pay rise and the attack on teachers’ pensions. For the full story:
This comes just weeks after the College had announced job losses which the union is campaigning against and which staff feel will affect their ability to do a good job. Along with all the changes to ESOL funding, this does not amount to a good deal for the Further Education sector.
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Karen Sutcliffe, Branch Secretary for UCU at SRC, spoke of the need to fight back: “The strike was well supported and we had a lot of good feedback from people. It is obvious that UCU members are saying that ‘enough is enough’ and we need to make a stand. Thanks to all those who supported us.”