Isla O’Reilly, Scottish Green Party spokesperson on Education and MSP candidate for the Highlands & Islands, has called on the Scottish Government to step in and stop a forced pay deal being imposed on college lecturers.
O’Reilly said the Scottish Greens will support the Educational Institute of Scotland’s (EIS) action to resist the pay award imposed by Colleges Scotland.The EIS has said it will commence a statutory ballot for industrial action in pursuit of equal pay in the college sector, and the EIS-FELA Executive will discuss final ballot arrangements at its meeting on Friday 5 February.…
The ongoing contest for the “anti-austerity” crown in Scottish politics has reached a new intensity this week. Only the Tories aren’t in this game – even if some of the rest have a pretty weak hand to play.
But opposing austerity doesn’t just mean knowing who to blame. It means acting. Whatever view you take of the Scottish Government’s financial record to date, over the coming years it will be increasingly clear that public services will suffer hugely if budgets keep being squeezed.…