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Glasgow 'super college' in redundancy pledge

City of Glasgow College logo
Image caption The new college was formed through a three-way merger

Management at a newly-created super college in Glasgow have agreed a no compulsory redundancy deal with Scotland's largest teaching union.

The City of Glasgow College was formed through a merger of the Nautical, Central and Metropolitan Colleges.

Under the terms of the deal with the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) lecturing jobs will be protected for three years.

The new college is Scotland's largest with more than 40,000 students.

The written Employment Guarantee Agreement between the college and EIS was approved on Tuesday.

The union had previously expressed concerns that the merger may lead to job losses and negatively impact on students.

'Ups and downs'

A similar agreement is expected to be approved for support staff in the coming week.

Details of the deal emerged on the day the new college officially unveiled its new logo.

Principal of the college, Paul Little, principal of the City of Glasgow College said: "The merger and formation of this college has been a long time coming, and there have been many ups and downs, and many different views expressed.

"However, today's launch marks a historic milestone for City of Glasgow College, the youngest and largest college in Scotland.

"The new college will safeguard more specialised courses for future generations and create a powerhouse of skills development, with some 12 schools of national expertise offering 500 higher education courses."

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