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EIS will not escalate Ayrshire College strike action

Ongoing strike action by lecturers at Ayrshire College will not be escalated after a suspended member of staff was allowed to return to work.

Members of the Further Education Lecturers Association, within the EIS union, are involved in ongoing action in a dispute over new working patterns.

The union balloted members over further action after a lecturer and EIS official was suspended last month.

Further action was called off after the member of staff returned to work.

Disciplinary process

In a joint statement, the college and EIS, said: "The threat of a possible escalation of strike action has been averted at Ayrshire College owing to the conclusion of an investigation, following student complaints, and the return to work of a member of staff suspended during the investigation stage."

EIS General Secretary, Larry Flanagan, said "I am pleased our member has been reinstated following the completion of an investigation.

"The EIS will continue to support the member through any disciplinary process."

Heather Dunk, Principal of Ayrshire College, said: "The investigation is now complete and the employee will return to college.

"The disciplinary process will continue in line with college policy."

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