Further Education

UNISON_FELobbyMar2013UNISON members – delivering for Scotland’s Colleges

Working in Scotland’s FE colleges, you’ve already seen big changes in your work, your conditions and perhaps even the security of you job. UNISON is the main union for support staff working in further education colleges.

Our members working in FE include learning support staff, librarians, IT specialists, technicians, professional staff, administrative and business support staff, cleaners, canteen staff and estate management staff.

With the highest number of reps and regional full-time officers who negotiate with your college management, UNISON can deliver the support you need.

Latest news

UNISON – rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’

Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately ...

Closing the attainment gap needs action not warm words

#stuc2017 Congress pledged to continue campaigning for proper funding for all areas of education, from early years to adult education ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

More strikes announced as college support staff continue campaign for fair pay, says UNISON

College support staff across Scotland will walk out for a second time this month in an increasingly bitter pay row ...

More strikes could follow says UNISON as college support staff continue their campaign for fair pay

More strikes could follow says UNISON as college support staff continue their campaign for fair pay. College support staff across ...

UNISON further education members on strike from Stornoway to Stranraer

UNISON’s further education (FE)  members across Scotland will go on strike today (Tuesday) for fair pay. At close of business yesterday, ...

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e-brief Education Reform

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on the next stage of their programme of education reform. The proposals have ...
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Futures Autumn 2017

This edition of Futures gives an overview of the new Scottish government programme in areas which could impact on UNISON ...
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Review of Financial Support for Students

Education is central to both Scotland’s economy and the wider wellbeing of its citizens. Everyone who could benefit from further ...
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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 ...
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Good College Governance Consultation

Colleges must be accountable to communities which they serve. Democratic structures create public bodies which are open and transparent in ...
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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 ...
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Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Audit Commttee

UNISON members provide essential roles across higher and further education, these roles while often overlooked by policy makers are crucial ...
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The strike in Further Education is standing firm. And industrial action is causing major headaches for managers and government. On ...
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Pics from the picket lines – FE colleges 27 September

College support staff across Scotland have walked out for a second time this month and will demonstrate at the Parliament later today ...
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