Welsh colleges which fail to deliver improvements in part-time lecturers'
pay and conditions, agreed with and funded by the Assembly government, could face strike action. Natfhe, the lecturers' union, is to ballot staff at colleges it says are breaking the law by treating part-timers less favourably. fforwm, which represents most Welsh colleges, said members were committed to the three-year pay initiative. Colleges have already introduced minimum starting salaries and a common pay scale, bringing lecturers' pay in line with school teachers', it said.