That this House is dismayed at the actions of the Manchester College (TMC) in its dealings with staff working for the Offender Learning Directorate; notes that TMC is forcing long-serving staff who teach in prisons to accept a reduction in salary of up to £7,500 per year, despite having assured them in a letter dated 9 April 2010 that no-one would lose any pay as a result of the proposed changes to their contracts; regrets that TMC has de-recognised the University and College Union (UCU); is concerned that the education of prisoners could be affected by any escalation in the dispute; and urges TMC to agree to immediate talks with UCU in an effort to bring this dispute to a satisfactory conclusion.