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Sinn Féin urge intervention to resolve Higher Education strike

31 May, 2006

Sinn Fein Education Spokesperson, Michael Ferguson MLA has said that it is essential that the Department of Employment & Learning work with Further and Higher Education employers to reach an agreement with their teaching staff rather than risk undermining the support students require to complete their exams.

Commenting upon today's strike action Michael Ferguson said,

"It is acknowledged by the Further and Higher Education employers that their teaching staff are entitled to an increase in wages and that this should have been addressed before now.

"It is important that in light of the on going industrial action and the need for students to receive the support the require in the face of exams that all concerned bring the current dispute to a speedy resolution." ENDS

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