POA Circulars

98 | 29.07.2010

Wednesday 4th August 2010:Strike Action UCU Members

I have spoken to the General Secretary Sally Hunt of the UCU, which have members working in education within the Prison Service.

There is a dispute which is ongoing with the Employer Manchester College.  UCU have attempted to resolve this issue, which I understand is about reduction of pay and terms and conditions, but at present issues have not been resolved.

Strike action is commencing on 4th August 2010 by UCU members.  I am sure local Branch Committees and our members in general will have a great deal of sympathy for our fellow trade union workers and wish them well in bringing a resolve to this dispute, to their satisfaction.

If there are official pickets outside your establishment I would ask POA members to take the time and speak to them, giving our support to workers who are being treated poorly by an intransigent employer.

Yours sincerely

STEVE GILLAN
General Secretary