Local News for Thursday 11th May 2017
Lecturers’ third day of strike
College lecturers at Lews Castle College will be on the picket line from 7.30am until 12.30pm today, as part of a national dispute between the EIS Further Education Lecturers Association and employers’ association Colleges Scotland. This is the third separate day of strike action, with an escalation to two days a week possible if the dispute is not resolved by next week. Further Education Lecturers in colleges across Scotland are currently embarking on strike action over the refusal of College Management to honour a deal on pay and conditions that was reached in March 2016. Lecturers are taking strike action following a 96% vote in favour in a recent ballot. Up to 30 people have been at the Lews Castle College picket line during previous days of action, and the next projected days of action are next Tuesday and Wednesday.