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Fightback Thursday: reports from north east England

Issue No. 2098

Strikers are Newcastle college (Pic: http://www.ucunorthern.blogspot.com/» UCU North-East and Cumbria )

Strikers are Newcastle college (Pic: » UCU North-East and Cumbria)


Across the region there were solid strikes including a number of colleges. Tracey Errington, a lecturer in the UCU union at Newcastle College, said, “I continue to be appalled that an organisation which repeatedly projects a corporate image of continual improvement and success, will not reward those who are paramount in ensuring both, on a day to day basis. Lecturers only ask for recognition and to be valued for the excessive workloads and achievements that are credited to the college as a whole.”

Kay Murray, a lecturer at New College Durham, “I am a young lecturer with over 30 years left to work in further education. I am striking for better pay and to ensure that my future career is one worthwhile continuing in.”?

Pickets in Durham (Pic: http://www.ucunorthern.blogspot.com/» UCU North-East and Cumbria )

Pickets in Durham (Pic: » UCU North-East and Cumbria)


Protesting in Sunderland (Pic: http://www.ucunorthern.blogspot.com/» UCU North-East and Cumbria )

Protesting in Sunderland (Pic: » UCU North-East and Cumbria)



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