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UCU Wales suspends FE strike action after management concessions – but must be ready to fight again

UCU members have recently won some important concessions from management and the WelshGovernment by balloting with a big majority for strike action. If accepted by members via e-ballot lecturers pay will rise by 2 – 3.5% and management has agreed to discuss workload. Clare Gibbs (UCU Coleg y Cymoedd) explains what has been won and the need to keep the ...

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Further Education workers to strike for decent pay and workload

By Clare Gibbs, Coleg Y Cymoedd UCU (in a personal capacity) Lecturers across Wales will be taking strike action over pay and workload on Tuesday 4th December, Thursday 13th December and Friday 14th December.  This has been decided following the fantastic ballot result of University and College Union members who voted overwhelmingly to support. On pay the result was 90.5% ...

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Welsh College staff set to strike on pay

College lecturers in Wales have voted by an overwhelming majority, busting the undemocratic Tory strike threshold, to strike for an improved pay offer and against increasing workloads. The employers organisation, Colegau Cymru, have refused to recognise the all Wales ballot demanding that the union divides up the dispute college by college, even though Colegau Cymru negotiates for all the colleges ...

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UCU Wales Congress prepares for action

By Clare Gibbs, Coleg y Cymoedd delegate (in a personal capacity) The annual Congress of the University and College Union (UCU) Wales took place on Saturday 21st April in Cardiff. Whilst attendance in general was slightly down in comparison with other years it was great to see a very large delegation from Cardiff University UCU following their inspirational 14 days ...

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University lecturers out in force across Wales

University lecturers in Wales started their first of 14 days of action with picket lines at Cardiff, Bangor and Aberystwyth universities on Thursday. They were joining colleagues in 58 other universities in the UK striking against huge cuts to lecturers’ pensions by university bosses. While vice-chancellors have voted themselves increases that will give them higher pay than the prime minister, ...

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UCU strike at Coleg Y Cymoedd

It was a measure of the frustration at rising workloads and stress levels over 50 college workers took it in turns to picket the four campuses of Coleg y Cymoedd. UCU members were out in force at Nantgarw, Ystrad Mynach, Rhondda and Aberdare campuses in a one day strike supported by 80% in a strike ballot. One of the strikers ...

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University lecturers two-day strike for fair pay

UCU members were out in force on picket lines at universities across Wales in the first day of UK-wide two-day strike action against a paltry 1.1% pay offer from university employers. “Comrades, this strike is all about respect” declared the branch president at the UCU on the Cardiff University picket line rally. Vice chancellors are receiving four times the wages ...

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