In May 2019, Canterbury College reached an important agreement with the University and College Union (UCU) after months of negotiation. This agreement offers significant benefits for both staff members and students.
One of the key aspects of the agreement is the investment in staff. Canterbury College has committed to investing in their teaching and support staff, ensuring that they are paid fairly and have access to high-quality training and development opportunities. This not only benefits the staff members but also improves the overall quality of education provided to students.
In addition, the agreement includes measures to protect staff members from workload pressures. Canterbury College has agreed to work with UCU to develop clear guidelines for workload allocation. This will help to ensure that staff members are not expected to take on an unreasonable amount of work, which can lead to stress and burnout.
Another important aspect of the agreement is the focus on reducing the gender pay gap at the college. Canterbury College has committed to conducting an annual gender pay audit and working to close any gaps that are identified. This is an important step towards creating a more equitable workplace for all staff members.
Finally, the agreement also includes measures to improve the learning experience for students. Canterbury College has committed to investing in resources and facilities to enhance the quality of education provided. This includes investing in new technology, expanding the range of courses offered, and providing more support for students with disabilities.
Overall, the Canterbury College agreement 2019 represents an important step forward for both staff members and students. By investing in staff, reducing workload pressures, closing the gender pay gap, and improving the learning experience, Canterbury College is demonstrating a commitment to excellence in education. This agreement sets a positive example for other colleges and universities to follow.