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Further education strikes in Edinburgh

by Lecturer, Edinburgh university.
Issue No. 2072

Further education lecturers in the EIS union at Edinburgh’s Telford College have begun a series of twice weekly strikes to stop the introduction of agency labour.

Management are trying to use staff from the Protocol agency starting at pay rates less than half those of existing lecturers.

The strikers’ picket lines are well attended and some 1,000 students have signed the lecturers’ petition.

Messages of support have been flooding in from EIS branches in other FE colleges, the NUS Scotland students’ union, MPs, MSPs and many others.

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Tue 9 Oct 2007, 18:07 BST
Issue No. 2072
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