College and university staff in new day of strike action

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The scene outside Bradford College this morning The scene outside Bradford College this morning

Staff are holding a one day strike at both Bradford College and the University of Bradford today in a national row over pay.

Lecturers in UK universities first walked out in October when members of UCU, Unison and Unite took strike action.

Today, they were striking again, and were due to be joined by staff at further education colleges in England, who will be taking their first day of industrial action.

Unions fighting for pay rises say staff in universities have seen their pay fall 13 per cent in real terms in the past four years, while staff in further education colleges have had a real-terms pay cut of 15 per cent.

Michele Sutton, Bradford College group chief executive, said the college could not afford to give staff the requested five per cent pay rise.

She said: “Naturally the College regrets any disruption to students caused by this action. The College is doing everything possible to minimise the disruption that the UCU action will cause to students’ learning.”

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11:04am Tue 3 Dec 13

ade_splat says...

those that can, do...those that can't, teach.......and those that can't teach, teach teachers.
those that can, do...those that can't, teach.......and those that can't teach, teach teachers. ade_splat

11:11am Tue 3 Dec 13

OLDLAD says...

Should be grateful they have a job,
Should be grateful they have a job, OLDLAD

11:45am Tue 3 Dec 13

MeccaBingo1 says...

Get back to work, and get into the real world!! Makes me sick. Public sector taking the **** AGAIN. Wish I could retire at
Get back to work, and get into the real world!! Makes me sick. Public sector taking the **** AGAIN. Wish I could retire at MeccaBingo1

11:58am Tue 3 Dec 13

Apollo says...

Is that the same Bradford College which is taking students money under false pretences by not providing lecturers on some courses despite taking money in the form of student grants/loans?

OFSTED should be all over that place.
Is that the same Bradford College which is taking students money under false pretences by not providing lecturers on some courses despite taking money in the form of student grants/loans? OFSTED should be all over that place. Apollo

12:07pm Tue 3 Dec 13

alive and awake says...

Apollo wrote:
Is that the same Bradford College which is taking students money under false pretences by not providing lecturers on some courses despite taking money in the form of student grants/loans?

OFSTED should be all over that place.
Its Bradford ffs. its forced to be suspect!
No sympathy for these so called intellectuals, have they been on Mars for the last 5 Years, we have all lost income and assets, they should be grateful they are in work at all, but most of the students wont even notice the strike 90% of hem are just tossing it off.
[quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: Is that the same Bradford College which is taking students money under false pretences by not providing lecturers on some courses despite taking money in the form of student grants/loans? OFSTED should be all over that place.[/p][/quote]Its Bradford ffs. its forced to be suspect! No sympathy for these so called intellectuals, have they been on Mars for the last 5 Years, we have all lost income and assets, they should be grateful they are in work at all, but most of the students wont even notice the strike 90% of hem are just tossing it off. alive and awake

12:36pm Tue 3 Dec 13

angry bradfordian says...

On the positive side, with the number of kids that go into Further Education these days they must have much more job security than they used to. Swings & Roundabouts and all that....
On the positive side, with the number of kids that go into Further Education these days they must have much more job security than they used to. Swings & Roundabouts and all that.... angry bradfordian

12:55pm Tue 3 Dec 13

MeccaBingo1 says...

Get back to work, and get into the real world!! Makes me sick. Public sector taking the **** AGAIN. Wish I could retire at -60 on full pension, 12+ weeks paid holiday a year, full sick pay etc. My heart bleeds for you poor folk, I'm currently playing the smallest violin in the world for you.
Get back to work, and get into the real world!! Makes me sick. Public sector taking the **** AGAIN. Wish I could retire at -60 on full pension, 12+ weeks paid holiday a year, full sick pay etc. My heart bleeds for you poor folk, I'm currently playing the smallest violin in the world for you. MeccaBingo1

2:42pm Tue 3 Dec 13

ade_splat says...

I wonder if the students even know the lectures are cancelled as they don't turn p anyway, especially this close to Xmas. Wonder why the strike was not on Friday would have made a nice long weekend for all concerned.
I wonder if the students even know the lectures are cancelled as they don't turn p anyway, especially this close to Xmas. Wonder why the strike was not on Friday would have made a nice long weekend for all concerned. ade_splat

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