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UCU threatens industrial action across all Northern Ireland colleges over pay

@UCU threatens industrial action across all Northern Ireland colleges over pay  The University and College Union (UCU) is threatening to take industrial action over staff pay across all six Northern Ireland further education colleges.

Michael Rosen, children’s author and former Children’s Laureate backs Maths and English Teachers

Michael Rosen, children’s author and former Children’s Laureate has publicly backed those English and Maths teachers currently at risk of being made redundant  The move that would see the equivalent of 10 full time roles being lost with students having greatly reduced face-to-face teaching in classrooms, and a permanent move to online independent self-study has firmly been rejected by the University and College Union who have launched a campaign to save jobs at Chichester College. 

UCU vows to fight closure of Goole College

The University and College Union (@UCU) today (Thursday) vowed to fight the proposed closure of Goole College at the end of this academic year.  The union said the closure of the college, which is run by Hull College Group, would be a “hammer blow” for the town, leaving 22 staff and 170 students in the lurch. Hull College Group interim chief executive Lowell Williams refused to rule out redundancies and said that students would have to continue their studies with other local providers whilst interviewed in the media.

UCU response to further education white paper

@DrJoGrady @ucu response to further education white paper The University and College Union (UCU) today (Thursday) said the government’s further education white paper was a “sorely missed opportunity” to end further education’s failed incorporation experiment, bring colleges back under public control, fund the sector properly and pay staff fairly.

Union threatens industrial action to prevent unsafe campus return this academic year

The University and College Union (@UCU) has today (Sunday) called for university teaching to remain online for the rest of the academic year to protect the wellbeing of staff, students and their communities. It said:

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