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Sinn Fein seek cross-party support for Further Education Lecturers

25 June, 2007

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's Assembly debate, sponsored by a motion from Mr. Butler, he said:

"The lecturer's dispute over pay parity has been going on for seven years. This is disgraceful.

"There is now an opportunity to settle the dispute once and for all. I believe if all MLAs support the lecturers in tomorrow's debate then the matter will be treated urgently by the Executive.

"Over the last few weeks I have been in contact with the lecturer's union and with the other political parties.

"I sought support for the motion I tabled for tomorrow's debate.

"I secured support from the unions.

"However the UUP and DUP decided to back a UUP amendment.

"The amendment was unnecessary but support for it does not undermine support for the lecturers. "


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