Labour frontbencher Ashworth backs striking lecturers

Peter Lazenby - 29 January 2019

LABOUR frontbencher Jon Ashworth threw his weight behind striking lecturers today as pickets began a 48-hour walk-out at 13 colleges over pay.

The shadow health secretary sent a message of support to members of the University and College Union (UCU) in his Leicester South constituency.

Mr Ashworth said: “I fully support and express my solidarity with UCU staff at our colleges, fighting for fair pay. Investing in our staff is vital to improving further education and means a better quality of education for students.... See more