UCU teaching strikes hit East Lancs

Chorley Citizen: The UCU teaching union strikes on the picket lines outside Blackburn College in Blackburn about pay. The UCU teaching union strikes on the picket lines outside Blackburn College in Blackburn about pay.

LECTURERS and support staff from East Lancashire colleges and university centres are on strike today.

Members of the University and College Union are at picket lines alongside their colleagues from the Unison and Unite unions.

They decided to take industrial action after being offered a 0.7 per cent pay rise.

Ashley Whalley, UCU member and politics lecturer at Blackburn College, said the rise equated to a 15 per cent pay cut over the past four years.

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11:18am Tue 3 Dec 13

buckoff says...

These teachers are supposed to be well educated yet they cannot do the sums. Its not rocket science the country's on its knees there is no money in the pot! And the civil servants have played a part in this. They need to take a reality check why should tax payers have to pay even more money towards your pay and pensions. I cannot see any support when hard working taxpayers are struggling and your striking when you are already over payed and sitting on unaffordable fat pensions. I think a pay cut would be more appropriate.
These teachers are supposed to be well educated yet they cannot do the sums. Its not rocket science the country's on its knees there is no money in the pot! And the civil servants have played a part in this. They need to take a reality check why should tax payers have to pay even more money towards your pay and pensions. I cannot see any support when hard working taxpayers are struggling and your striking when you are already over payed and sitting on unaffordable fat pensions. I think a pay cut would be more appropriate. buckoff

3:03pm Tue 3 Dec 13

sean_brfc says...

'Hard working taxpayers'. I think I know whose hymn sheet buckoff is singing from.

I thought Osborne has been saying the economy is growing nicely. Doubt it feels like it for 'hard working' college lecturers.
'Hard working taxpayers'. I think I know whose hymn sheet buckoff is singing from. I thought Osborne has been saying the economy is growing nicely. Doubt it feels like it for 'hard working' college lecturers. sean_brfc

6:43am Wed 4 Dec 13

SWP supporter says...

buckoff wrote:
These teachers are supposed to be well educated yet they cannot do the sums. Its not rocket science the country's on its knees there is no money in the pot! And the civil servants have played a part in this. They need to take a reality check why should tax payers have to pay even more money towards your pay and pensions. I cannot see any support when hard working taxpayers are struggling and your striking when you are already over payed and sitting on unaffordable fat pensions. I think a pay cut would be more appropriate.
Bailouts to the banks - no wonder there is an economic crisis, yet you blame ordinary workers
[quote][p][bold]buckoff[/bold] wrote: These teachers are supposed to be well educated yet they cannot do the sums. Its not rocket science the country's on its knees there is no money in the pot! And the civil servants have played a part in this. They need to take a reality check why should tax payers have to pay even more money towards your pay and pensions. I cannot see any support when hard working taxpayers are struggling and your striking when you are already over payed and sitting on unaffordable fat pensions. I think a pay cut would be more appropriate.[/p][/quote]Bailouts to the banks - no wonder there is an economic crisis, yet you blame ordinary workers SWP supporter

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