Tuesday, 2 June 2009

YES for stike action

The Ballot papers for the IOU - No more teaching on the cheap campaign have been returned, signaling a support for strike action at Leeds College of Art & Design.

The campaign focuses on the college's commitment to fully sign up to the 2004 Harmonised Pay Scale, which has left staff stuck on fixed salary points, with no annual movement up that spine in some form or other.

Edmund Wigan has just retired from the College as Principal, it is now in the hands of his replacement, Simone Goodwill, to decide whether to single an intention to genuinely 'value staff' at the college and honour the 2004 agreement or continue with the same rhetoric and practice of devaluing staff's contributions.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to UCU members at Leeds College of Art and Design on taking the bold step to challenge their employer on the subject of a pay deal that should have been settled nearly five years ago. I hope the new Principal recognises the hard work and dedication that staff put in at the college and moves to address this outstanding issue.


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