College lecturers say yes to improved pay deal

Lecturers at Fife College took part in last month's strike
Lecturers at Fife College took part in last month's strike

Fife College lecturers joined with colleagues across Scotland to give their overwhelming approval to a national pay offer in a ballot organised by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS).

Members of the EIS Further Education Lecturers’ Association (FELA) voted by 96 per cent to four per cent to accept the offer, which was negotiated through the National Joint Negotiating Committee (NJNC).

Larry Flanagan, EIS general secretary said, “Our members have now endorsed the draft pay agreement which was delivered through a hard won victory and brought about by the determination of members and their willingness to take industrial action in their fight for their professional status and fair pay across the sector.

This pay agreement shows what can be achieved by a group of employees standing together, through their union, to protect their rights.”

John Kelly, President of EIS-FELA, added, “While this very clear ballot result settles this particular issue over pay, specifically the top of the salary scale for unpromoted lecturers across Scotland, there is still much work to do.”