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Darlington members balloting over low pay

2 November 2022

A strike ballot has opened at Darlington College in a dispute over low pay. The ballot opened on Monday and will run until Monday 14 November.

The ballot comes after the employer imposed a pay award of just 1% alongside a one off payment of £250. RPI is currently at 12.6% so the award means staff pay has fallen dramatically behind inflation.

UCU is demanding a pay award of at least 10% to help staff meet the cost-of-living crisis. Staff at Hopwood Hall College in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, have just won a deal worth 9.2% for the majority of college lecturers. Read the full story here.

Last updated: 2 November 2022