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Are colleges serious about avoiding strikes?

College lecturers in Scotland have taken strike action over a cost-of-living pay increase

Further education lecturers took a second day of strike action in pursuit of a cost-of-living pay increase this week, despite negotiations taking place in an attempt to avert further disruption.

This was the third time in three years that Scottish lecturers had been forced to take industrial action in the face of an intransigent management side.

A year after strike action in 2017, we found ourselves balloting once again for industrial action. Lecturers have not had a cost-of-living rise since April 2016.

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