On Wednesday 24 April, I published a new blog in Times Education Supplement.
‘The union has been letting FE branches down’
UCU needs to grow its FE membership, general secretary candidate Jo Grady believes
Low pay in further education is probably the single most urgent issue currently facing UCU. Nobody can ignore what years of Tory austerity, combined with rapacious managers, have done to the sector. Without a meaningful national bargaining framework, branches have been forced to act locally.
The low turnout among FE members in recent elections to UCU’s National Executive Committee (NEC) indicates a collapse of confidence in the union’s ability to fight for FE on a national level. This makes the local action which many FE branches are taking against their employers all the more impressive.
Read the rest of this blog over at Times Education Supplement!