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Posted on 13 December 2018 at 16:05 GMT

UCU Wales suspends FE strike action

A previous UCU Nantgarw picket line photo Socialist Party Wales, photo Socialist Party Wales

A previous UCU Nantgarw picket line photo Socialist Party Wales, photo Socialist Party Wales   (Click to enlarge)

UCU members in Wales have recently won some important concessions from management and the Welsh Government by balloting with a big majority for strike action.

If accepted by members via e-ballot, lecturers pay will rise by 2-3.5% and management has agreed to discuss workload.

Click here for the continuation of this report from Clare Gibbs (on the Socialist Party Wales website)

This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 13 December 2018 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.

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