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Highly paid college boss scoops lucrative new pay deal amid cost cuts and staff strikes

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One of Scotland’s highest paid college principals has been awarded a lucrative new pay deal while cost cutting and refusing to pay striking staff.Documents passed to the Sunday Mail show City of Glasgow College’s Paul Little – who already earns about £200,000-a-year – is being given an extra £5000 and a huge notice period extension.The college has made dozens of teaching staff redundant and is closing an “invaluable” trade union education centre.And it emerged Little will deduct full pay from staff boycotting inputting exam results in an ongoing pay dispute.A source said: “The situation is beyond belief.

The senior management have deliberately taken advantage of the rundown in business due to Covid and industrial action to make the case for closing the trade union education centre.“The centre has trained ­thousands of members and reps who have made a huge contribution to Scotland’s economy.“But now the principal looks to be getting a very significant pay rise and extension to his notice period and wants to continue his anti-union stance.

He has cut jobs, victimised those on strike and wants to close down trade union education.“The Scottish Government claim unions are central to their ‘fair work’ agenda – now is the time to turn their rhetoric into action, end the strike and stop the threat to the trade union education centre.

We are ready to meet government ministers, college management or anyone else at any time.” Lecturers at the college, part of the EIS-FELA union, were on strike for much of last year over plans to impose 100 compulsory redundancies on top of 75 voluntary ones to meet a £6million budget shortfall.

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