Fame for Bradford College Engineering

FE News reporter caught up with one of our Engineering Lecturers who attended the recent UCU Cradle to the Grave Conference.

Read about it here:

UCU #cradletograve conference – what the FE delegates had to say

You can see highlights from the conference here:

https://www.ucu.org.uk/defendpubed16

 

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Come to this vital branch meeting 12-1, 24 June in Lister Lecture Theatre and other news

This week, some of the Defend Education Action Group attended the “End Austerity Now” demonstration that attracted as many as 250,000 marchers. It was a massive strength of feeling that brought people from all parts of the country, young and old, people with disabilities, health and care professionals and users as well as from education and trade unions. All who know the detrimental effects ‘austerity’ is having on public services and on our communities. This is not the time for our employers to use austerity as an excuse but the time to defend what we do, defend education and jobs so that the people of Bradford can have the opportunities they need and deserve in this ever-changing world.

Here’s the good article that we posted before focusing on the neglect of Further Education from governments: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/18/further-education-lifeline-colleges-skills-cut?CMP=share_btn_link

Here are some follow-up letters that some people may find interesting: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jun/22/further-education-colleges-lifeline-britain-young-adults?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Facebook

We also continued to have a presence over Saturday lunch time in Bradford city centre, despite the rain! Again we thank staff particularly from BR who made the effort. Perhaps people from other departments can join us next weekend?

What else can you do?

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND THE BRANCH MEETING

IMPORTANT BRANCH MEETING

12 – 1pm ~ 24th June

Lister Lecture Theatre

Defend Education Defend Jobs

NO DEAD WOOD

VOTE YES
Defend Education Defend Jobs
No Dead Wood
Vote Yes.
YOU should have had your ballot paper.
 
Many of us have received notification that we are at risk of redundancy.
UCU have repeatedly made the case for, and requested that the College give a guarantee of no compulsory redundancies. UCU presented their case to the College Governors last Thursday. The Governors have rejected UCU’s case (Outcome Letter 05 06 15). Therefore UCU members still do not have any guarantee that the college will not make our members compulsory redundant. In light of this UCU members have no choice but to vote yes for industrial action and action short of industrial action. Other colleges around the country and in West Yorkshire are doing the same, specifically Leeds and Barnsley Colleges.
 
If you have not received your ballot paper please contact either Geraint Evans or Chris Webb urgently.