Wednesday, February 24, 2016

FE staff give the employers some further education!

UNISON and UCU members are striking today in English Further Education (FE) colleges in opposition to a zero per cent pay "offer."

Even if there weren't a compelling case to reverse the declining living standards of workers in the FE sector‎ - which there certainly is - there would have to be a case for taking action against such brutality to the English language.

How on earth is an "offer" of zero per cent an "offer"? What is it an "offer" of?

FE workers are right to stand up to this unacceptable pay freeze - and I wish everyone on the picket lines good luck.

If we are to rebuild our national trade union it must be through effective national disputes.

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the EE network.

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