Support staff to vote on strike action

College support staff are to vote on industrial action

Support staff at colleges are one step closer to taking to the streets to strike about pay.

During a consultation exercise last month, just under 11,000 college members of trade union Unison were asked if they would be prepared to take strike action or “action short of strike action”. As a result of that, support staff at “around 20” colleges will now be asked to vote on strike action. 

Unison members in colleges are amongst the lowest paid workers in the further education sector. A recent survey by the union revealed that 12.7 per cent struggled to pay for food and that one in 50 was forced ...

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