Category Archives: Further education

FE Alert newsletter May 2018

– Pay claim 2018 – Terms and conditions for support staff 2018 – A return to the Workhouses or Family Friendly Colleges – Annual Leave position for College Support Staff – More annual leave issues – Job evaluation – Learner journey review – Lack of protection for support staff from salary cuts – Living wage […]

UNISON calls on Scotland’s largest college to pay workers the Real Living Wage

The City of Glasgow College is to investigate moving the statue of Emily Pankhurst in London to the gates of the College whilst not paying low paid women the Real Living Wage of £8.75 per hour. A minute from a Board meeting on the 11th of October 2017 obtained by UNISON unveil that the Chair […]

FE Alert newsletter Jan 2018

– Pay claim 2018 – Job evaluation – Shirley-Anne Somerville, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, will meet a delegation from UNISON in February. – Annual leave – Diary 2018 – Independent review of student financial support in Scotland – National bargaining – and much more… Click here or on graphic for a PDF […]

FE Alert newsletter Nov 2017

– Pay claim 2018 – Trade union seats on college boards – National bargaining terms and conditions for support staff – Job evaluation – Living Wage accreditation – New members and new stewards – and much more… Click here or on graphic for a PDF     FE home

Public service workers march on Holyrood for fair pay

Public sector workers along with their families and friends will march and rally later today (Saturday) in Edinburgh in support of fair pay for everyone working in Scotland’s schools, local councils, police forces and hospitals. The march will assemble from 11am in Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, and set off down the Edinburgh’s Royal Mile at 11.45am. […]

FE Q&A: Pay rise 2017 and more on annual leave

Questions and Answers???????????? An NJNC Joint Secretary’s implementation note is in draft pending final agreement. There is some discussion on the FESCOM Facebook and hopefully this document will help clarify many issues raised. What if I have left the college since 1 April 2017? The Pay Award will apply to those in post at 30th […]

Solidarity with college EIS members on strike

On behalf of UNISON Scotland and all of our members in F.E. we offer full support and solidarity to the EIS members who are taking part in continuing industrial action over the failure of Scotland’s Colleges to “honour the deal” on pay and conditions reached more than one year ago. You will recall UNISON members […]

College staff win battle for fair pay

Further education members in Scotland have won an improved pay rise after a sustained campaign including industrial action. Scottish FE college staff in administration, admissions, funding, catering, cleaning, welfare and security, as well as teaching assistants, will now receive a £450 flat rate rise for 2016-17, backdated to April 2016. This follows a months-long campaign, including […]

Strike action set to resume in Scotland’s colleges

More disruption looms for Scotland’s colleges if employers fail to give support staff a fair deal. UNISON, the trade union for college support staff, has today (Tuesday) written to Colleges Scotland Employers’ Association and Scottish Ministers to urge a fair negotiated settlement to this long running dispute. The row centres on the pay rise for […]

UNISON suspend college strike planned for Wednesday 9 November

UNISON has suspended planned strikes in colleges across Scotland in an attempt to offer Colleges Scotland (Employers Association) another opportunity to return to the negotiating table. UNISON held talks with Colleges Scotland at ACAS on 27 October and 2 November 2016, but were disappointed with the final offer. UNISON is also disappointed at the refusal of the employers to […]