UCU has initiated one of the biggest disputes in further education (FE) for many years. For too long staff in FE have not been given the professional respect you deserve.

Pay has fallen way behind inflation and has not kept pace with schoolteacher increases.

Excessive workloads and stress are widespread.

National pay bargaining in England has failed the further education sector, staff, and students.

We are demanding:

  • a 15.4% pay rise
  • action on workloads
  • binding national negotiations
  • a Just Transition Commission for FE.

College leaders now have a clear choice; make us a serious offer or the sector will be hit hard with industrial action this autumn.

The industrial action ballot closed on Tuesday 10 October 2023: click here for the full results >

Watch: ballot launch