Pay talks start today for English further education workers

Unions meet Association of Colleges for discussions over claim for ‘inflation plus 3%’ pay claim from September

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Pay claims submitted on behalf of English and Welsh college workers

UNISON and fellow further education unions ask for ‘inflation plus’ pay rises from September

Scottish further education workers win battle for pay fairness

Months of campaigning and industrial action win improved pay offer for FE workers which matches that of lecturers

Further education pay rises agreed in England and Wales

Consultations see members agree pay rises for 2016/17 in both countries – UNISON calls on colleges in England to implement Association of Colleges offer as soon as possible

Unions call for more investment in further education

General secretary Dave Prentis signs joint letter to chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of autumn statement

‘Talk to the unions’, UNISON urges colleges in England

Union calls for full engagement with workforce following government guidance on area reviews and their implementation

UNISON and Scottish FE employers to talk at Acas

Further education committee agrees to talks, but further strikes remain a possibility

Scotland’s FE workers to strike on Tuesday 6 September

First national strike will take place in support of fair pay and parity with lecturer colleagues

Scottish college workers vote to strike in pay dispute

College employers urged to use negotiations on 25 August to agee pay fairness or strikes will mark the start of new academic year

Further education workers demand a decent pay rise

Joint unions submit claim for £1 an hour pay rise and the living wage as a minimum in England

UNISON speaks up for members in post-16 review

Union gets seat on ‘national area review advisory group’ for post-16 education in England as new government guidance issues

Demonstration at Poplar College

FE members vote for action on pay

Industrial action ballot sees 2-1 vote for strike and 4-1 for other action in English further education colleges

FE members urged to vote Yes in industrial action ballot

Members working in further education in England urged to vote Yes to industrial action ballot following 0% ‘pay offer’

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Members reject 0% in FE

Further education members in England reject offer from Association of Colleges in summer consultation

UNISON speaking up for public services placards tied to railing

Salford college urged to consult community on cuts

Public meeting calls for local community to have the chance to consider proposals and suggest alternatives