Bridgwater & Taunton College Strike

The University and College Union has called a strike next week at Bridgwater & Taunton College on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th January.

Speaking for the Union John Fones explains “College staff across the country have not received pay rises that have kept them in step with inflation or with colleagues in schools for many years.  Our members have seen the value of their pay decline by 25% over the last decade.  College Lecturers, for example, are now paid on average £7000 per year less than their colleagues with similar experience, skills and qualifications who teach in schools.”

The Union has called on “all Somerset Trades Unionists and their families to support their picket lines“.

The College believe only a small number of staff are joining the strike and that they will work to ensure disruption to classes and courses is kept to a minimum. Students should expect minimal disruption and will be able to attend as usual if they choose to.

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