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UCU members vote for strike action in pay dispute

19 October 2015

UCU members in further education will be taking strike action on Tuesday 10 November in a row over pay. The union's further education committee met on Saturday to consider a ballot result heavily in favour of walk-outs.

Three-quarters (74%) of UCU members who voted back strike action after the employers rejected the joint trade unions' pay claim of £1 an hour extra for staff. The unions also asked the employers to commit to the living wage as a minimum level of pay.

UCU head of bargaining, Michael MacNeil, said: 'UCU members who voted clearly backed strike action and the further education committee on Saturday confirmed plans for action this term. We intend to take strike action on Tuesday 10 November, but urge the employers to come back to the table to resolve this dispute.'

Last updated: 10 December 2015