Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1048/29299

From The Socialist newspaper, 26 June 2019

Notts college contract dispute

UCU strikers at the University of Nottingham, 27 February 2018, photo Gary Freeman

UCU strikers at the University of Nottingham, 27 February 2018, photo Gary Freeman   (Click to enlarge)

Over 100 people gathered on 20 June as University and College Union members at Nottingham College prepared for strike action on the 1 July with more days planned at the start of the academic year.

96% of members voted for industrial action as management gave an ultimatum to accept a new contract or risk losing their jobs by 5 July.

Managers at the college have stated that individuals who do not agree to new terms could face dismissal but would then be offered 're-employment' if they subsequently accept the new contract.

The contract would mean more than 80 teachers would be 1,000 worse off in addition to increased teaching hours, removal of workload protections, and cuts in holiday and sick pay.

These attacks would affect workers throughout the college from teaching staff, to librarians to cleaners.

Staff were joined in solidarity by university workers and students at the college. There is a strong desire to coordinate industrial action across unions, linking these regionally and nationally.

Nathan Sharpe, Nottingham Socialist Party

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 26 June 2019:


Climate change

How can we build workers' action to support the climate strikes?

Climate change protests reach important stage


Socialist Party news and analysis

No to Boris, no to Hunt: general election now

Universal Credit forces women into prostitution

Charging scandal in Warrington and Halton NHS Trust

Union action can tackle 58% working poverty rate

Unsafe, unaffordable housing scandal

Them & Us


International socialist news and analysis

Ratcheting up of Iran-US tensions

Sudan solidarity protests


Workplace news and analysis

Coordinate the fightback! Come to the 2019 NSSN conference

Unions and campaigners discuss fight to end education crisis

Striking workers defy the race to the bottom at Glasgow and Aberdeen airports

Bridgend NSSN meeting determined to fight for Ford workers

Unison conference: Socialist Party members call for anti-cuts fight and build left challenge

Salisbury South Western Rail strikers determined

Midlands mental health workers walk out against privatisation

Notts college contract dispute

Colloids workers strike to support sacked rep

Harrogate academy workers strike against cuts


Socialist history

35th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Angry Barking fire victims demand action from landlords and authorities

Hull trade union festival a great success

Stop the Devon and Somerset fire service cuts


Opinion

Opinion: capitalism's Fukushima showed same recklessness as Stalinism's Chernobyl

The Socialist inbox


 

Home   |   The Socialist 26 June 2019   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Nottingham:

triangleA speaker at the youth climate change protest in Newcastle, 21.6.19, photo by Elaine Brunskill

triangleStep forward for campaign to reverse mobility pass cuts in Nottingham

trianglePrivatisers sue NHS - kick out the fat cats and fully nationalise our health service!

triangleEU elections: Countering Farage's right-wing Brexit Party

triangleDeliveroo workers protest at firm's Nottingham roadshow

College:

triangleStourbridge: Keep our college!

triangleUCU conference 2019: Preparing for struggle

triangleUCU general secretary election: fight for a left leadership!

triangleBradford College strike remains solid over pay and funding

Strike:

triangleTransport strike - blockade foils employers

triangleHealth visitors strike for the first time ever

triangleFrom our history - the 1974 Imperial Typewriters strike

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

17/7/19

Hackney

Transport strike - blockade foils employers

17/7/19

NSSN

NSSN conference 2019: at the heart of trade union struggle

17/7/19

Durham

Miners' Gala: Strength and history of unions on show

17/7/19

Climate change

Socialist change to end climate change

17/7/19

NHS

Campaigners force U-turn over NHS privatisation

17/7/19

Socialist Party

Excellent response to Socialist Party building fund appeal

17/7/19

Austerity

Leicestershire - No more austerity!

17/7/19

Fighting Fund

Socialist Party Fighting Fund

17/7/19

Fire service

Stop the fire service cuts

17/7/19

Housing

Residents, housing activists and pensioners mobilise to stop eviction

17/7/19

National Education Union

Council seeks to take budget deficit out on school staff and pupils

17/7/19

Newham

Newham housing repairs workers announce strike dates

17/7/19

Bradford

Bradford NHS workers strike against privatisation

17/7/19

Lincolnshire

Health visitors strike for the first time ever

17/7/19

Wales

Wales: chronic NHS underfunding exposed

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999