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Lecturers strike against new contracts at Barnfield College

by Dave Holes
Issue No. 2323

The UCU picket line at Barnfield College on Tuesday (Pic: Dave Holes)

The UCU picket line at Barnfield College on Tuesday (Pic: Dave Holes)

Lecturers at Barnfield College sites in Luton struck on Tuesday of this week against attempts to bully them into signing new contracts.

The new contract expects lecturers to work unlimited hours. Some 40 lecturers have already been threatened with dismissal for refusing to sign the contract.

Picket lines were strong with some 60 pickets across four sites and eight separate entrances. Students backed the strike and held a spontaneous march around the main college site perimeter.

The management attacks are part of a wider plan to turn the college into a profit-making firm where “the needs of business” dictate workers’ terms and conditions.

» Barnfield strike against for-profit college

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Wed 3 Oct 2012, 16:04 BST
Issue No. 2323
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