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Strike off as deal reached at Lambeth College

21 January 2015 | last updated: 10 December 2015

UCU members at Lambeth College will return to work tomorrow morning after accepting an improved offer from the college.

UCU members walked out indefinitely on Monday this week (19 January) having already been on strike for five days this month and six in December. Last June, Lambeth College UCU members walked out for five weeks - the longest strike in the union's history.

The row centred on contracts introduced by the college without agreement with the union. A settlement has now been brokered that guarantees no current staff will be forced onto the new contracts. There have also been improvements to the new contracts regarding teaching hours and sick pay.

At a meeting this afternoon (Wednesday) UCU members voted to accept the new deal and call off their strike action.

UCU regional official, Una O'Brien, said: 'UCU members at Lambeth have demonstrated their resolve throughout this long and at times bitter dispute. We are pleased that an acceptable resolution has been found and accepted by our members. We hope we can now restore good working relations with the college and get back to business as usual.'

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