Huge congratulations to all those who participated and supported this week’s historic joint UCU and Unison strike action for fair pay in FE! It was fantastic to see Unison members on the picket line at DHB.
The day was a great success. Highlights included: incredible photos of busy picket lines from colleges all over the country.
In her speech, Sally Hunt, General Secretary congratulated strikers and paved the way for further action: “If we have to do this again, then we do. Every step of the way challenge AoC’s policy. We should be very proud’
Gorden Marsden, Shadow Skills and FE Minister showed once again Labour support for our strike, for our vision of education and our concerns about the upcoming area reviews –
Great coverage in the national and local press, even the Daily Mail!
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UCU ‘Cradle to Grave’ conference – video report now available
UCU held its annual ‘Cradle to Grave’ conference in defence of public education at the weekend and we were delighted to welcome Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as well Natalie Bennett from the Green Party, UCU’s Sally Hunt and Channel Four News economics editor Paul Mason. Jeremy Corbyn spoke about the value and necessity of education and gave a stirring defence of trade unions.
Real show of strength between colleagues today. #powerinaunion! #fairpayinFE #UCU #unison and College IWW members taking a stand and saying enough is enough! Workload up + pay freeze = very unhappy staff
For more coverage nationwide see here. BC made it onto the cut! https://www.ucu.org.uk/fepayengland