Reid Kerr dispute resumes;FE Focus

22nd May 1998 at 01:00
Trouble has flared again at Reid Kerr College in Paisley as members of the Educational Institute of Scotland resume their industrial action. It was suspended to allow negotiations to take place.

Lecturers rejected by 137 votes to 37 a 1 per cent pay increase for last year and 5 per cent this year. The larger award was tied to an increase in the teaching week from 21 to 24 hours and a review of conserved salary arrangements.

The college had a pound;679,000 deficit last year and was hit by a pound;492,000 cut in its Scottish Office grant this year despite student growth of 3 per cent. Staff are now being asked to volunteer for early severance.

In Moray College, the lecturer whose sacking led to strikes by staff has settled his case.

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