Information on Further Planned Strike Action
Updated 05 October 2023
The University and College Union (UCU) has called for additional strike action across the six Regional Colleges of Further Education between September and November 2023. This strike action is being taken by some College lecturers as a result of the failure of Trade Unions and Management to reach agreement on a future pay award for lecturers. While the College respects the right of lecturers to take strike action, it is regrettable that this action is being taken, as it is likely to impact learners across the College who have scheduled classes taking place on the dates shown below.
Further Planned Strike Action at Southern Regional College
- Friday 24 November 2023
Guidance for Students
Should you have a class scheduled to take place on a strike day, we kindly ask that you remain at home and log on to College systems to work remotely, unless otherwise advised to come onto campus by faculty staff or your lecturer. Should your class be running on campus, you will receive an email or text from faculty staff. This will apply to both full-time and part-time students. Please review your College email regularly for updates.
If you do not have access to a computer, have reliable Wi-Fi at home, or experience issues logging on to College systems, you can visit the LRC (library) located on your Campus to access the resources you need.
Guidance for Apprenticeship & Higher Level Apprenticeship Students
If you are studying an apprenticeship or higher level apprenticeship and your College training day falls on a strike day, you should attend your work placement unless advised otherwise by faculty staff or your lecturer. Should your class be going ahead as planned, you will receive an email or text from faculty staff. Please review your College email regularly for updates.
Campuses are Open
All SRC campuses will remain open.
Not all staff members will necessarily be affected by the strike action, and support services and facilities within the College will still be operating as normal. However, we assure you that we are preparing for this and making necessary arrangements to ensure minimal disruption to your studies.
The College remains committed to working with Trade Unions to deliver sustainable pay awards for our lecturers and sincerely hope that the dispute can be resolved as soon as possible and that the disruption to learning is minimised.