Have you received your ballot? If not, click here to report it: https://www.ucu.org.uk/nofeballot
Vote YES for strike action
Here’s a message from UCU’s President-elect (who came to our lobby of the governors in July)
I am writing to you as president-elect of UCU to urge you to please vote and vote yes in the current ballot on further education (FE) pay.
I have worked in further education for nearly 20 years, and it’s clear to me that this is an unprecedented attack on our pay, living standards and on the morale of the profession. Since August 2009 your employers have offered a series of below inflation pay rises that together equal less than 3% in total. When compared to the rising cost of living over the same period, lecturers have suffered a pay cut of over 17% in real terms. At the same time we face rising workloads and, in many colleges, detrimental changes to our terms and conditions.
This is why we need all members to take part in this ballot. A strong vote for action is crucial if we are to make the employers listen.
Your ballot paper should by now have arrived at your preferred postal address. If you haven’t received it by tomorrow Friday 2 October then please notify us here.
The ballot closes at noon on Thursday 15 October and I urge you to vote YES to strike action.
All the best,