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Strike dates set for thirteen colleges as FE fights back

17 September 2021

Staff at thirteen colleges are set to strike from Tuesday 28 September for up to ten days if employers continue to refuse to make an improved pay offer and to address the pay gap with school teachers.

UCU general secretary Jo Grady said: 'College staff are angry at having had their pay held down whilst workloads increase. They have now had their pay cut by over 30% in real terms over the past decade and this derisory 1% pay offer is another real term cut.

'It is completely unacceptable and is especially insulting after staff have worked so hard throughout the Covid pandemic. College leaders urgently need to come to the negotiating table if they want to avoid facing sustained strike action and severe disruption over the next few months.'

More information, strike dates and a list of the colleges affected here

Last updated: 7 March 2022