Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1048/29299
From The Socialist newspaper, 26 June 2019
Notts college contract dispute
UCU strikers at the University of Nottingham, 27 February 2018, photo Gary Freeman (Click to enlarge)
Over 100 people gathered on 20 June as University and College Union members at Nottingham College prepared for strike action on the 1 July with more days planned at the start of the academic year.
96% of members voted for industrial action as management gave an ultimatum to accept a new contract or risk losing their jobs by 5 July.
Managers at the college have stated that individuals who do not agree to new terms could face dismissal but would then be offered 're-employment' if they subsequently accept the new contract.
The contract would mean more than 80 teachers would be £1,000 worse off in addition to increased teaching hours, removal of workload protections, and cuts in holiday and sick pay.
These attacks would affect workers throughout the college from teaching staff, to librarians to cleaners.
Staff were joined in solidarity by university workers and students at the college. There is a strong desire to coordinate industrial action across unions, linking these regionally and nationally.
Nathan Sharpe, Nottingham Socialist Party
Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.
In The Socialist 26 June 2019:
How can we build workers' action to support the climate strikes?
Climate change protests reach important stage
Socialist Party news and analysis
No to Boris, no to Hunt: general election now
Universal Credit forces women into prostitution
Charging scandal in Warrington and Halton NHS Trust
Union action can tackle 58% working poverty rate
Unsafe, unaffordable housing scandal
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
Ratcheting up of Iran-US tensions
Sudan solidarity protests
Workplace news and analysis
Coordinate the fightback! Come to the 2019 NSSN conference
Unions and campaigners discuss fight to end education crisis
Striking workers defy the race to the bottom at Glasgow and Aberdeen airports
Bridgend NSSN meeting determined to fight for Ford workers
Unison conference: Socialist Party members call for anti-cuts fight and build left challenge
Salisbury South Western Rail strikers determined
Midlands mental health workers walk out against privatisation
Notts college contract dispute
Colloids workers strike to support sacked rep
Harrogate academy workers strike against cuts
35th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Angry Barking fire victims demand action from landlords and authorities
Hull trade union festival a great success
Stop the Devon and Somerset fire service cuts
Opinion: capitalism's Fukushima showed same recklessness as Stalinism's Chernobyl
The Socialist inbox
The Socialist 26 June 2019 |
Join the Socialist
| Audio | PDF | ebook
Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777
Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206
Regional Socialist Party organisers:
Eastern: 079 8202 1969
East Mids: 077 3797 8057
London: 020 8988 8786
North East: 078 4114 4890
North West 079 5437 6096
South West: 077 5979 6478
Southern: 078 3368 1910
Wales: 079 3539 1947
West Mids: 024 7655 5620
Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041