An Education Committee report recently published, recommended that to urgently address underfunding in further education, there needs to be an increase to the base rate from £4,000 to at least £4,760, rising in line with inflation.
National Education Union members working in 34 sixth form colleges took action on Tuesday 10 March (the day before the budget).
Specific advice for members about pay and conditions in sixth form colleges (the Red Book) and information about our campaigns in the sector.
Specific advice for members about pay and conditions in Further Education (FE) Colleges and information about our campaigns in the Post-16 sector.
Advice on what NEU reps should expect colleges to have in place to protect children and vulnerable adults.
When colleges are going through restructuring members understandably look to their union for support and advice. This guidance is intended to assist NEU college reps in dealing with the issue and ensuring that restructures are carried out fairly and transparently.
This advice is intended to assist in discussions in relation to recognition and recruitment in FE colleges and sixth form colleges where there are National Education Union (NEU) members.
Trade unions set out five tests Government and colleges must meet before staff and students can return.
The Government’s pledge last year to increase school funding fell short of the £12.6 billion we estimate is needed to replace the cuts made since 2015. Schools and colleges continue to fall into disrepair, and at the present rate it will take several decades to rebuild them all.
National Education Union members working in 34 sixth form colleges will be taking a day of strike action on Wednesday 20 November to demand more funding for their students and their colleges.
Commenting on the passing of Motion 36 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “NEU members are calling on politicians and the public to recognise the weakened and fragmented state of the post-16 sector.