No confidence

15th May 2009 at 01:00
Union's members passes votes

Two of the college principals embroiled in disputes with lecturers belonging to the Educational Institute of Scotland have now had votes of no confidence passed in them by the union's members. The strike action over pay at Ayr College has led to rock-bottom relations between the EIS and principal Diane Rawlinson, and the EIS branch there has said such a vote "has never been contemplated in the history of industrial relations at Ayr College, which indicates the gravity of the current situation." At James Watt College, a similar motion on principal Sue Pinder was carried as part of its dispute with the EIS over "de-recognition" of the union, which the management denies it intends to do.

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