FE IOU Campaign: Pay success at College of North-West London!
The FE IOU campaign notched up yet another success this week as members at College of North-West London reached agreement with their management over implementation of the 2004 pay agreement. CNWL was one of the first wave of colleges targeted by UCU and the branch, supported by regional and national officers had fought a hugely energetic campaign, including three days of solid strike action. These efforts finally brought the college management to the negotiating table and late on Wednesday, news broke that an agreement had been reached. Members at CNWL have rammed home the message that sustained, focused and determined action brings results.
FE IOU Campaign: Croydon College UCU – still here, still angry and still determined to win pay justice:
On the same day that College of North-West London finally reached agreement, members at another of the outstanding ‘first wave’ IOU colleges delivered an impressive day of strike action. UCU members at Croydon College are angry that their management is still refusing to negotiate meaningfully to implement the 2004 pay spine and on Wednesday morning, they were out in force outside the Fairfield building. More than 30 pickets turned out to send a clear message to management that they will not give up or go away. As the example of College of North-West London shows, persistence will tell. On behalf of the branch, thanks to everyone who sent messages of support to Croydon. Click here for more, including pictures from the picket lines: http://www.ucu.org.uk/iou. For the union’s press release, click here: http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=3896