The Executive of the EIS-FELA has today (Tuesday) unanimously agreed to ratify a resolution to the national college dispute, as agreed with the employers’ body Colleges Scotland last week.
Should Colleges Scotland also ratify the agreement at its meeting tomorrow, this will end the dispute and halt the programme of strike action that has been taking place in colleges across Scotland over the past two months.
Commenting, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said, “The EIS-FELA has ratified the outcome of negotiations with Colleges Scotland with a view to ending the dispute over the protection of the role of lecturer in Scotland’s Further Education Colleges. We are hopeful that the employers’ side will take a similar view at its meeting on Wednesday.”
Mr Flanagan added, “The EIS has noted increasing calls from many politicians, including the First Minister, for a negotiated agreement to be reached to end this dispute and we believe that a solution, which protects the interests of lecturers and students, is now on the table.”