Following the publication of its own 15-point pre-election manifesto last year, the University and College Union has today launched a manifesto comparison microsite which compares each party's stance on a range of key issues of relevance to the sector.
Members of further education trade unions across Wales will tomorrow protest at the gates of their campus buildings over proposed 50% funding cuts to adult education in Wales next year. These cuts are on top of an 'efficiency' cut of 2.6% to college budgets due to take effect next year.
Staff at Lewisham Southwark College will be protesting outside the college's Lewisham Way building this afternoon from 5pm. Members of UCU are angry at plans to cut staffing costs by as much as 25%, which it says could result in the loss of 150 jobs.