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Welsh FE lecturers to strike

Issue No. 2097

Over 4,000 further education (FE) lecturers in Wales were set to strike on Wednesday of this week.

This follows the breakdown of talks with the college employers’ organisation fforwm which would not guarantee to fully implement a new national pay structure which was finalised a year ago.

UCU union members voted 72 percent in favour of strike action. On the strike day, lecturers from across Wales will hold a rally at the Senedd Building in Cardiff at 11.30am and will lobby Welsh assembly members.

Guy Stoate, UCU Wales FE chair, said, “The ballot indicates the extent of anger among ordinary lecturers. FE lecturers do not take action lightly.

“This is the first national FE strike in Wales for almost a decade.

“But the employers are seeking to undermine a national agreement.”

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