Teachers Forced To Resume Pay Strike
COLLEGE lecturers across Scotland are staging a 48-hour strike ending today in a long-running dispute over equal pay.
Members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) union claim that Colleges Scotland has broken a national agreement which saw the suspension of strike action last year in return for an uplift in pay.
College bosses promised members last year that they would pay lecturers in all colleges the same, ending the current situation where teachers are paid different sums for the same job.
But the agreement has not come to fruition, forcing members to resume industrial action, the union said.
Paisley West College lecturer Mick McShane told the Star: “The strike is as solid as ever and getting stronger, the public support has been overwhelming.