Lecturers end strike threat

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LECTURERS at Edinburgh’s Telford College have called off planned strike action after the threat of compulsory redundancies was lifted.

Members of the Educational Institute of Scotland were due to walk out tomorrow over plans to cut 50 full-time jobs, including 25 lecturing posts.

In June, staff passed a vote of no confidence in principal Miles Dibsdall over the plans. They staged a one-day strike and had promised further action, but now they have voted in favour of a new proposal that includes a commitment to no compulsory redundancies for lecturers.

EIS assistant secretary Ken Wimbor said: “The removal of the threat of compulsory redundancies is a positive step, which lecturing staff fought hard to secure with strong support from students.

“It is essential that we continue to work constructively to deliver the best for all.”