Unions and employers link up to fight for colleges

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Unions and the employers in further education have come together to launch a campaign to save the sector.

As the cuts to funding bite ever deeper, colleges are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain staff. Constant ‘restructuring’, rising job insecurity, unmanageable workloads and declining pay are all adding to the crisis.

The Association of Colleges – the employer’s association in England – wants to offer a substantial pay rise, but without a significant injection of funding from central government will not be able to do so.

In an unprecedented move, the employers,…

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