Cumbria Colleges on strike for pay, pensions and the future of FE

Colleges in Cumbria took strike action on 24th March 2011 to fight to keep a decent pension and to try and negotiate a better pay rise than the derisory 0.2% that has been offered. In the run up to the strike, there was some good coverage of the issues, including: http://www.nwemail.co.uk/carlisle-college-lecturers-set-to-strike-in-pay-row-1.818871?referrerPath=home/2.3320 http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/college-staff-to-strike-1.820269?referrerPath=news   Picket Line…

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UCU Members from the Northern Region join London Demo

UCU members and representatives took the fight against cuts in post-16 education to London on Wednesday 10th November 2010. Below are a few of the photos from the day and there was some good publicity for us, including Kathy Taylor (Vice-President of UCU and a lecturer from our region) appearing on BBC breakfast news to…

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Information for new UCU activists/reps in the Northern Region

Congratulations on becoming a UCU activist/rep.  If you have yet to inform your employer that you are now a UCU Rep please adapt and use this model letter. The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULR(C)A) in conjunction with the ACAS Code, requires your employer to give you reasonable time off to carry…

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Staff and Students at Bishop Auckland College Protest on Pay

  Lined up together – wound up by low pay! United in action – UCU and UNISON Students at Bishop Auckland College show their support by wearing UCU stickers…. ….and taking “Timeout” bars with lecturers who took timeout from their working day! Staff and students at Bishop Auckland College came out in force on the…

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