Join Industrial Action with UCU and UNISON over pay

UCU and Unison National Pay Strike

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Joint Unions Picket outside David Hockney Building from 7.30am onwards

UCU along with Unison (support staff) will be taking action this Wednesday, 24 February, 2016 in support of our claim for fairer pay. We are pleased to say that UCU members will be joined on strike by Unison members who have also voted to support strike action.

Pay is crucial, while we all work for our students, we expect a fair reward. The average further education (FE) member has lost around £5,950 as a result of pay not keeping up with inflation over the last five years.

If you have not visited yet find out how much you have lost here. https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/8086/FE-rate-for-the-job

At Bradford College we have been put on a contract that increased our workloads and delivered, we have been told by senior management, 8% more in terms of productivity for not a penny more.

In fact the last time we saw a pay rise it was sufficient to cover our IFL membership! In addition we have all seen colleagues leave the college with the corresponding increase in our workloads. Ill health and sickness due to stress related factors is at an all-time high.

Bradford College along with other colleges need to demonstrate they value their staff.

This action is for everyone’s pay regardless of whether you teach FE or HE , are an assessor or a coach, whether you are security, cleaners or support staff.

Stand up for FE and stand up for staff

Support this strike action. Join your picket on Wednesday 24th Feb

Print out the attached poster.

JOIN UCU TODAY AT : https://www.ucu.org.uk/join

Bradford College UCU Branch out in force once again

Bradford College UCU took up our placards once again. We took part in the national strike action to demand a pay rise and proper investment in FE.

Thank you for your support. We had solid picket lines and know the vast majority of lecturers did not go into the college.

Our workload is comparable to that of school teachers but our rates of pay are not.

We also had messages of support our colleagues at Bradford University and members of Unite and the IWW supported us on the picket line.

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