Scotland

Ayrshire College dispute set to escalate

An industrial dispute at a college may escalate after a union representative was suspended.

Lecturers at Ayrshire College in Kilwinning have taken part in strike action over changes to their working arrangements.

The EIS Further Education Lecturers Association said the college had suspended a union branch secretary.

A ballot will now be held on extending industrial action to the college's other campuses.

The ballot will run during the first week of December.

At branch meetings, union members have already passed a vote of no confidence in the college's principal.