Socialist Worker

Scottish lecturers meet ahead of national strike 

by Donny Gluckstein
Issue No. 2495

The Scottish further education lecturers’ walkout set to begin this Thursday dominated the EIS-Fela union’s conference in Perth last week.

The lecturers are fighting for equal pay across Scotland’s colleges (see pages 10&11).

EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said bosses had breached the Scottish government’s policy on national bargaining.

They have imposed a 1 percent pay settlement, which that widens the pay gap.

Delegates discussed steps to ensure that the strike is as solid as possible. They decided to leaflet the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference the following day (see page 7) and to bring strikers to a mass protest at the Scottish Parliament at 1pm on Thursday.

The conference also backed national EIS policy to resist the Islamophobic Prevent strategy.

Delegates unanimously supported the 19 March anti-racist demonstration in Glasgow.

Rush messages of support to the EIS-Fela president jgkellyeis@live.co.uk

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