Picket line at Lews Castle College

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Lecturers at Lews Castle College formed a picket line today (Thursday, March 17) as they took strike action.

The move is part of a campaign for fair pay and pay equality in Scotland’s colleges.

The initial day of strike action follows a recent statutory ballot carried out by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) for members in its Further Education Lecturers’ Association (FELA).

Nationally, 88 per cent of those voting in the ballot backed the move to strike action, on a turnout of 61 per cent.

The programme of strike action is scheduled to continue until the summer, escalating to two and then three days per week, if no resolution is reached in the dispute.