College staff vote to strike over pay

October 25, 2002

College staff are promising fireworks in their campaign for better pay, as five college-sector trade unions are set to hold their first joint strike on bonfire night, November 5.

Members of Unison this week voted to strike over pay, echoing the decision by members of lecturers' union Natfhe. The result of strike ballots by the other campus unions are due next week.

The vote came amid reports that ministers are set to narrow the £3,000 pay gap between college lecturers and schoolteachers, with a funding boost for further education next month.

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