Union members at Lambeth College will hold a three-day strike starting tomorrow in their dispute over contract changes for staff at the College.
The action will take the number of days lost to striking this month up to six. The University and College Union is also threatening an indefinite walkout from January 19 after the Christmas break.
A demonstration will take place at 12pm outside the Clapham Centre tomorrow and staff will be on the picket lines at the Brixton site of the college from 7am.
Union official Una O’Brien said: “UCU members at Lambeth College are determined to defend their contracts and the contracts of new staff. They do not accept the two-tiered nature of the contracts the college wants to bring in and have made it quite clear they are prepared to take serious industrial action to resolve the dispute.
“The time has surely now come for the college to come back to the negotiating table and get this matter sorted. If they continue to refuse to talk to us then we risk seeing all-out indefinite strike action from next month.”
Mark Silverman, principal, told the Brixton Blog last month: “Our focus now is to manage the strike effectively and ensure that our learners are not disrupted. We plan to keep the College open and functioning throughout further industrial action.”