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Lambeth College staff walk out over contract changes

Teachers expected to work longer for no extra pay under new terms

A college in south London is set to go on strike today after management announced contract changes.

Lambeth College is facing indefinite strike action over changes to staff contracts including longer working hours, more responsibilities without additional pay, shorter redundancy notices and lowered sick pay.

University and College Union (UCU) members will be holding early morning picket lines at each of the three college campuses in Brixton, Clapham and Vauxhall.

Teachers are reportedly already suffering from higher workloads and changes to course provisions as its management has been putting in place new business plans.

College staff have also complained about its management’s decision to invest in a new Clapham flagship site — which drained much of the financial resources of the college — while its Brixton centre is earmarked to be sold and transformed into a free school.

Unison members working at the college have organised lunchtime protests in solidarity.

A general rally will be taking place in front of Lambeth College’s Clapham site.


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