The conference also voiced strong opposition to the use of agency lecturers. Penny Gower said she earned pound;14.50 an hour at Falkirk College and had no employment rights. Falkirk had said that agency staff were not to be trained because this would imply an employee relationship.
"We should act to remove this open sore," Ms Gower said. "We don't want agency contracts, we want lecturers' jobs."