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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 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. […]

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 […]

There is still time – vote YES/YES in FE ballot

* The ballot is now closed * Further education members to launch autumn strike campaign Time is running out to cast your vote in UNISON’s FE support staff ballot which will close tomorrow (Tuesday, August 16) at 10am. John Gallacher, Scottish Organiser for UNISON, explains here why a YES/YES vote is important: College support staff and lecturers were promised […]

UNISON recommending Yes / Yes vote in FE ballot

UNISON FE Support staff ballot has opened and will close 10am,16 August. UNISON are recommending members vote yes/yes for strike action. UNISON members are furious that while lecturing staff have been awarded a £450 flat rate rise, some college support staff were only offered a flat rate of £230. UNISON will take part in national […]

Stress levels of Scotland’s college staff reaching breaking point, says UNISON

A UNISON Scotland survey has revealed more than four out of five college support workers have experienced stress at work, with one in five becoming so sick they were unable to work. Support staff from 17 colleges participated in the survey which revealed shocking levels of stress and bullying in Scotland’s colleges. Some of the […]

UNISON to ballot further education members for strike action in dispute over pay

Scotland’s college support staff are planning an ‘autumn of discontent’ after college bosses failed to deliver a fair deal for support staff. Support staff have been offered £230 in comparison to the £450 settlement already paid out to teaching colleagues. National negotiations broke down last week (Thursday) and UNISON Scotland – the union for college […]