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College lecturers vote to accept pay deal

14 July 2006 | last updated: 15 December 2015

College lecturers in the UCU have voted overwhelmingly to accept a pay offer from their employers for the next academic year.

UCU today announced the result of its ballot of its members in further education colleges: 80% of those voting voted to accept the pay offer.

Barry Lovejoy, head of Further Education at UCU said: 'Our members have accepted this deal as the best achievable through negotiation. The settlement of the dispute offers the prospect of industrial relations peace for the sector but we expect employers to play their part and honour this deal in full.

'In particular the 140 colleges who have still to implement the modernised pay scales agreed over two years ago should pay particular heed to the clause in the agreement that recommends local talks on this take place with trade unions.

'We expect all such colleges to take up the opportunity to reach agreement before March next year on the process of introducing the new pay scales bringing lecturers pay closer to that of schoolteachers.'

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