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Edinburgh College strike suspended

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Image caption A strike was held at Edinburgh College earlier this month

Further strike action has been suspended at one of Scotland's largest colleges after a deal was reached on working conditions.

A strike was held at Edinburgh College earlier this month in protest at plans to "harmonise" lecturer contracts.

Management at the college said planned industrial action had been postponed following a series of "constructive" meetings with the EIS union.

The EIS will now put the proposal to its members in a ballot.

Ian McKay, chairman of Edinburgh College board of management, said: "The board is pleased that we have a harmonisation proposal that will continue to provide the best possible experience for students.

"We are hopeful that our teaching staff will accept this offer."

Penny Gower, EIS branch secretary, said: "We feel the proposal is consistent with the expectations of our members and one which officials are happy to recommend to them.

"Their determination to pursue a just, no-detriment settlement has been vindicated."

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