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Joint colleges walkout is on the horizon

Issue No. 2485

College workers across two unions, the UCU and Unison, could strike together over pay on 2 March.

The UCU’s further education committee met last month and agreed to propose the date for a joint strike.

The bosses’ Association of Colleges (AoC) is to hold a London conference on the day. The union plans to lobby it.

The AoC recommends a 0 percent pay deal this year.

College workers in Unison will ballot over pay this month.

Unison is recommending that workers including technicians, library staff, catering, security, support staff, vote to strike.


London Region UCU has initiated a conference on Defending Further and Adult Education. It is backed by UCU, NUS and professional education groups.

The conference takes place on Saturday 5 March at the Soas university in central London.

Go to bit.ly/1Z1C54n for more details or email info@natecla.org.uk

A second Convention for Higher Education will take place on Saturday 27 February at the University College London.

University workers and students will discuss the government’s Higher Education Green Paper and resistance to it.

To book a place go to bit.ly/1muwUsq

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