THE FURTHER education bosses' organisation, the Association of Colleges, begrudgingly increased its pay offer to lecturers last week. It offered a 3.7 percent pay rise to lecturers in the NATFHE union, the same offer as for school teachers.
But this does not take into account NATFHE's demands for an increase that will help lecturers catch up with teachers' pay levels. The final decision over action and the pay offer will be taken by the further education committee this Saturday.
- Lobby: Saturday 7 July, 10am, NATFHE headquarters, Britannia Street, off Grays Inn Road, London.
MANAGEMENT AT the University of Sunderland appear to be ready to withdraw threats of compulsory redundancies following a 55 percent vote in favour of strike action and an 81 percent vote in favour of action short of a strike.
Action has now been suspended following assurances from the vice-chancellor that there will be no compulsory redundancies.