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Comment on Today’s Strike Action by EIS-FELA

The EIS-FELA is continuing industrial action today (Thursday, 12 May 2022) despite dwindling support for strikes.

The union has in fact reduced the number of days it is on strike from three days per week to just one per week at the same time the latest figures show that less than 50% of those lecturers balloted took part in last week’s strike days.

Gavin Donoghue, Director of College Employers Scotland, said:

“Reducing the number of strike days shows the tactics of the EIS-FELA are failing, given the low turnout on the picket line last week.

“College employers have increased our offer throughout months of negotiations against a backdrop of huge financial challenges for Scotland’s colleges. Our offer of £1,050 will not change in the face of further strike action – this is more than teachers, police and officers have already accepted.

“Students do not deserve to have their learning disrupted at any time and colleges are doing everything they can to mitigate the impact of industrial action – we want students to finish this year successfully.

“College employers are more than happy to meet EIS-FELA again tomorrow to discuss this very good offer which remains on the table for thousands of lecturers across the country to have in their pockets now.”

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