Strike threat as Edinburgh lecturers reject offer

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STRIKE action at Edinburgh College has moved closer after lecturers rejected a pay offer.

Bosses at the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), the country’s largest teaching union, said 90 per cent of members who took part in a ballot rejected the offer, with 86 per cent backing action.

An EIS spokesman said: “We would nonetheless reconfirm our invitation to sit down with the college executive and reconsider a pay offer which, following four years of stagnant pay and the spiralling cost of living, fails to address the concerns of our members.”

A college spokeswoman said its leaders were “disappointed”, adding: “Our harmonisation offer to EIS for teaching staff would guarantee 90 per cent of teaching staff receive at least a £900 pay increase this year and none would lose money.”