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Concerns raised over planned Ayrshire college strikes colliding with critical exams

Ayrshire college held another strike Yesterday 27th April and have announced that more strikes are planned to take place over the next few weeks.

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Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) will take part in the industrial action this week with another 24 hour strike planned for Wednesday the 3rd of May. Students are getting concerned that the next batch of strikes could take place when Critical exams are ready to take place. Strikes also affect students study and learning and can have major impacts at exam times.

The strikes are taking place by lecturers over disputes with pay.

Ayrshire college issued the following info below via Facebook

There are a number of strike days planned over the next few weeks. We will review the situation for further strike days and update you on arrangements for these dates as soon as we can. Please look out for updates on the college website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and on the plasma screens on all campuses.

We apologise for any inconvenience and concern this will cause.

If you have any questions, please contact:

· Holly Bates, Student President · Lainey McKinlay, Student Vice President · Student Services on the Ayr, Kilmarnock and Kilwinning campuses.

We would like to reassure you that we will do everything possible to limit the impact of the strike on your learning experience.

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