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College Executive Refusing To Go To ACAS To Negotiate Settlement

An on-going dispute between staff and the College Executive at Newcastle College may now prompt industrial action from lecturers. The dispute arose when the Executive refused to implement nationally agreed employment terms and also tried to increase staff workloads. The College Executive is refusing to go to ACAS to negotiate a settlement with its staff.

The lecturer’s union, NATFHE, held a meeting where 85% of its members voted in favour of a series of one day strikes, to be held in May ““ dates to be confirmed. This latest round of action follows-on from strikes held in March 2005 that were well supported and closed the college to students.

Dan Atkinson

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