National Education Union (NEU) members working in 34 sixth forms colleges across the country are on strike today, Wednesday 12 February. Today is one of three strikes taking place between now and Budget Day. The other dates are Thursday 27 February and Tuesday 10 March.
The strike is over pay, conditions and job security through better funding for 16-19 education.
NEU members will be taking action to secure the funding needed to reverse job losses, class size increases, and cuts to teaching time and curriculum provision.
There is currently an overall £700 million shortfall in funding for Post 16 education. Teaching staff numbers and support staff posts have fallen significantly due to the real-terms cuts, while at the same time student numbers have risen.
See here where your nearest striking college is and head down to the picket line to show support.