College lecturers in Scotland are taking further action over failures to come to an agreement on pay.

Starting from Monday May 9, members of the EIS Further Education Lecturers Association (EIS-FELA) will strike for one day per week until Monday May 30 when they will increase this to two days per week until Monday June 13 when they will strike for three days if a deal is not met with Colleges Scotland.

There will also be a marking boycott and action short of strike ongoing until the end of term.

The union has called for a £1200 pay rise, but employers say this is unaffordable and the sector does not have the funds to cover the cost of this.

This is a reduction on the £2000 pay rise the EIS were initially calling for last month.

Both Colleges Scotland and the EIS met earlier this week to discuss a revised offer which saw an additional £50 offered on top of the £1000 already on the table.

Lecturers will demonstrate outside of the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, May 12 as part of the ongoing campaign to reach a deal.

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