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Further Funding for Colleges Motion, 5/05/15 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2015 by Hanzala Malik (Lab) on EIS-FELA Calls for Further Funding for Colleges. The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament acknowledges that the Further Education Lecturersí Association (EIS-FELA) held a demonstration outside the Parliament on 30 April 2015; understands that the purpose of the demonstration was to call for further funding for colleges across Scotland and to highlight to MSPs the importance of the education sector to Scotlandís economic future; understands that the demonstration addressed the detrimental effects that austerity cuts have had on Scottish colleges; considers that the cuts have led to fewer courses and student places, support being slashed and has seen lecturing jobs cut; understands that EIS-FELA is the only recognised trade union representing college lecturers in Scotland; notes that the union will urge the Parliament to offer a better deal for colleges, lecturers and students, and believes that this issue needs to be addressed as students are Scotlandís future and further education is vital for a prosperous Scotland.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 5 May 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 5 May 2015