Jobs saved at Tower Hamlets College

by Gemma Collins TOWER Hamlets College has scrapped its plans for compulsory redundancies following a four-week teachers strike. Lecturers who staged a walk-out over job

by Gemma Collins

TOWER Hamlets College has scrapped its plans for compulsory redundancies following a four-week teachers' strike.

Lecturers who staged a walk-out over job losses returned to work today after a deal was struck with the college in Poplar to avoid redundancies.

The deal was made during 18 hours of talks yesterday after the employment relations service Acas stepped-in.

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) said it was a "very good deal" but have pledged to continue their fight to save hundreds of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) places that are still at risk.

College principal Michael Farley said: "The college and UCU wish to restore positive industrial relations and work constructively together to address the on-going challenges facing the college".