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Further education lecturers ballot for action

Issue No. 2092

Lecturers in further education in the UCU union will begin balloting this week over whether to take strike action against their below-inflation pay offer.

Lecturers were offered a pay rise of 2.55 percent for 2007-08.

Howard Miles, a member of the UCU executive said, “It’s important that we get a really good yes vote to send a signal to the employer that we are not prepared to take pay cuts.

“It is crucial to co-ordinate the campaign with the teachers and build joint events and rallies.

“We need to build up a head of steam.”

Lecturers have been organising recruitment events in preparation for the ballot. Campaign materials will be sent to every member from Friday.

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