College lecturers strike over pay

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Scottish college lecturers have begun the first of a series of potential walkouts over pay.

Almost nine out of 10 lecturers who took part in a ballot voted for strike action, on a turnout of 61%.

Colleges Scotland had urged the EIS teaching union to call off the planned national strike and said they were confident a deal could be reached.

Many lecturers are angry at a 1% pay offer and the differences between pay at different colleges.

They claim there are disparities of up to £10,000 a year.

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