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Further education colleges set for ‘unprecedented’ UCU strikes

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Industrial action comes as UCU ballots higher education members

As the University and College Union ballots its higher education members over possible strike action, the union has confirmed an “unprecedented” 10 days of strike action in the further education sector.

On 12 September, the UCU announced that there will be 10 days of strike action at 26 colleges across England, unless there is a “significant” increase in the current pay offer. The union is demanding an increase that reflects what it calls the “soaring costs college staff currently face”.

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