Strike action confirmed at Kirklees College

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Kirklees College will be on strike next week.

They will walk out on Thursday 20 June in a row over pay and terms and conditions.

Style is never a replacement for substance and fewer teachers with bigger classes and increased workloads are a poor return for new buildings and scant reward for staff who worked so hard to deliver a glowing OFSTED report.

If the college is allowed to push these changes through local students will suffer - especially those who require additional support with their literacy and numeracy skills and their main studies. It’s the department who provides the specialist support to those students that would bear the brunt of these cuts.

– Julie Kelley, UCU regional official