FE lecturers on strike in Northern Ireland

Further Education lecturers in Northern Ireland have been on strike this week over pay parity with schoolteachers.

Submitted by Mike Harman on October 18, 2006

Lecturers in England, Wales and Scotland have equivalent pay to schoolteachers. However due to "government caps on public sector pay", they fall around £2,500/year behind in Northern Ireland. Lecturers are involved in an ongoing work-to-rule and "withdrawal of goodwill" at all 16 Further Education colleges, with Monday's strike action the fourth in recent weeks.