Edinburgh College lecturers strike over pay

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LECTURERS at Edinburgh College staged a one-day walk-out over pay and conditions.

The strike, which affected around 35,000 students, came after a 92 per cent vote to reject a proposed three per cent increase.

Edinburgh College. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh College. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Addressing a rally outside the Scottish Parliament, EIS branch secretary Penny Gower said support for the strike had been “solid”.

And she launched an attack on the record of management since the college was formed by a merger between Telford, Jewel & Esk and Stevenson colleges.

The college insisted the offer was a fair one.