Youth workers consider strike

28th September 2001 at 01:00
YOUTH workers will consider strike action over pay at an emergency meeting tomorrow after employers offered a pay rise of 3.5 per cent, or pound;480, whichever is higher. The Community and Youth Workers' Union says members are the lowest-paid workers in education yet deliver a crucial part of the Government's inclusion agenda. Many workers are doing jobs equivalent to primary heads for salaries as low as pound;18,000. Doug Nichols, general secretary, said: "There has never been a mood like there is now. Enough has become enough." Some highly-qualified part-time staff were earning just above the minimum wage, he said.

FE Focus, 38

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