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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 […]

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

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 […]

Good College Governance Consultation

Colleges must be accountable to communities which they serve. Democratic structures create public bodies which are open and transparent in their dealings with the public. Even private sector organisations are required to have a level of corporate governance and openness. Colleges are public bodies and should follow the same principles as other public sector bodies. […]

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 […]

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. The row centres on the pay rise for 2016, as college bosses awarded lecturing staff a flat rate rise of £450, while most low-paid support staff were offered £230 – almost half that awarded to […]

NUS boost for FE support staff strikes

The president of the National Union of Students Scotland has issued a call to all college students backing the FE support staff who are striking for Fair Pay. Vonnie Sandlan told UNISON organisers today that an email had been sent to all sabbatical posts in colleges in support of the claim by trade union staff. […]

Pics from the picket lines – further education colleges

UNISON further education members on strike from Stornoway to Stranraer – Click here for more details. More photos on facebook and google

UNISON launches first ever national strike across Scotland’s further education colleges

UNISON members across Scotland’s 20 further education (FE) colleges will go on strike on Tuesday, September 6, as an autumn of discontent kicks off in the troubled sector. The dispute is the result of college bosses awarding lecturing staff a £450 flat rate rise in May 2016, while most college support staff have been offered […]