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Fri 30 Nov

The Friday email: 30 November 2018

FE: fighting back to win

The FE fightback took off in spectacular fashion this week with amazing support on the picket lines at six colleges, a reballot of members to join the action at a further 26 institutions and widespread media coverage for our campaign across the country.

Catch up on all the action from the picket lines and see the tremendous wave of support that has flooded in for our fantastic members striking for a fair deal, on our 'wall of support' here.

TV, radio and news media covered our strike including this great item on BBC Radio 5 Live from the Lambeth College picket line and this BBC Points West report covering Bath and Swindon. 

Read UCU's Matt Waddup in Tes on how the historic deal won at Capital City College Group shows this is a fight we can win. 

Higher education pay and equality campaign latest

The union's higher education committee (HEC) agreed at a special meeting to open a reballot for action on pay from Monday 14 January to close on Friday 22 February 2019 and you can see full details of the next steps in the campaign here. 

In the news

  • Two-day strikes at six colleges and ballots open at 26 more
  • Durham PhD student pardoned by UAE
  • UCU calls for reform of university applications

Read all about it here.

Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) update

Members of the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) can read our briefing with the latest news including proposed changes to the valuation. 


Last updated: 30 November 2018