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Barnsley College workers set to strike and protest

Issue No. 2178

Lecturers in the UCU union at Barnsley College are set to begin a three-day strike on Friday 27 November in their dispute over the regrading of lecturer posts.

Management wants to replace lecturers with associate teachers—who are paid around £12,000 less than lecturers.

Workers have already taken several days of strike action against the cuts and they are beginning to see some results.

The action has forced management to backtrack and reinstate some of the lecturers who were demoted to the associate teacher grades.

Lecturers are also holding a demonstration in Barnsley on Saturday 28 November. This can be a focal point for all workers in the area who facing attacks on their pay and conditions.

Trade unionists, particularly those in the UCU, should mobilise to get delegations to the protest to show their support for this key dispute.

Donations to the strike fund can be sent to Barnsley College UCU, c/o 33 Western Street, Barnsley S70 2BT. Cheques payable to Barnsley College UCU

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Tue 17 Nov 2009, 17:15 GMT
Issue No. 2178
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