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Jan
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Thursday 22nd
posted by Morning Star in Britain


LAMBETH College staff return to work today after accepting improved contracts.

UCU members walked out indefinitely on Monday after having already been on strike for six days in December, five this month and a five-week walkout last June — the longest strike in the union’s history.

The row centred on contracts introduced by the college without agreement with the union. 

A settlement has now been brokered which guarantees that no current staff will be forced onto the new contracts. 

There have also been improvements to the new contracts regarding teaching hours and sick pay.

At a meeting yesterday afternoon UCU members voted to accept the new deal and call off their strike action.

UCU regional official Una O’Brien said: “UCU members at Lambeth have demonstrated their resolve throughout this long and at times bitter dispute. 

“We are pleased that an acceptable resolution has been found and accepted by our members. We hope we can now restore good working relations with the college and get back to business as usual.”




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