FE ballot results announced

22 October 2018 | last updated: 25 October 2018

UCU members in Welsh FE branches have voted to take action in ballots over pay and workload.

The ballots closed at noon on 19 October 2018. The response to the question members* were balloted on is as follows:

Trade dispute concerning the 2018/19 joint further education trade union pay claim - Wales

Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of escalating strike action?

    Number of ballot papers returned: 1,255
    Number voting YES: 1,136  (90.5%)
    Number voting NO: 119  (9.5%)
    Number of papers found to be invalid: 1

Turnout: 52.3%

You can view the full scrutineer's report for the pay ballot here.

Trade dispute concerning the workload claim - Wales 

Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of a strike?

    Number of ballot papers returned: 1,288
    Number voting YES: 1,160  (90.1%)
    Number voting NO: 128  (9.9%)
    Number of papers found to be invalid: 3

Turnout: 53.8%

You can view the full scrutineer's report for the workload ballot here.

UCU negotiators will be meeting ColegauCymru in the next couple of weeks to encourage them to reconsider their pay offer and re-start negotiations on workload.


*Branches involved in the ballot:
Bridgend
CAVC
Cambria
Gwent
Coleg Sirgar (inc. Ceredigion)
Cymoedd
Gower College
Grŵp Llandrillo (inc. Coleg Menai, Coleg Llandrilo and Coleg Meirion Dwyfor)
Grŵp NPTC
Merthyr
Pembrokeshire
St Davids

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