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Agreement reached in college dispute

Published: 19 May 2017 18:34
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DFM welcomes confirmation by EIS and College Employers' Association.

Commenting on the annnouncement that agreement has been reached to end the dispute between the EIS and the College Employers' Association,  Deputy First Minister John Swinney said:


“I am delighted that the intervention made by the Scottish Government over the last week has helped to facilitate an agreement to end the dispute between the EIS and the College Employers’ Association.


“Having put in place arrangements to allow for national bargaining, it has always been the case that resolution of this issue lay in the hands of employers and the union.


“The immediate suspension of next week’s strike action will be very welcome news for students and the wider agreement reached today will allow Scotland’s colleges to focus on delivering the high-quality education the sector is known for.”