Win! College lecturers return to work after strike success

EISCollege workers in Scotland have suspended their strike action after reaching a breakthrough in their long-running pay dispute.

EIS members were promised a new deal last year, but employers have yet to implement it. Following last week’s strikes, talks took place and, while some details have yet to be finalised, sufficient progress has been made to allow agreement in principle to be reached. As a result, the EIS has now suspended all future planned strike action.

EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said: “Following a further round of talks we have reached a position where Colleges Scotland have agreed to Honour the Deal. This is a significant victory for EIS-FELA members and it means that the employers will move immediately to implement Phase 1 of the March 2016 pay agreement.

“EIS-FELA members are thanked for their magnificent support and solidarity throughout this campaign – which has been focussed since the start on making management honour the deal.  The members’ action has secured this win which will see equal pay delivered across the sector and create equitable common terms & conditions for the sector moving forward. This success by lecturers will also inspire other public sector workers fighting for fair pay.”

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