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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 […]

FE Newsletter shows strike standing firm

The strike in Further Education is standing firm. And industrial action is causing major headaches for managers and government. On Tuesday 27 September students, lecturers, and GMB stood with UNISON FE Support Workers. Across the country that classes were cancelled,nurseries closed, libraries unsupported, technology failures, health and safety concerns, additional learning needs were withdrawn and school […]

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. […]

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 in the troubled further education (FE) sector. UNISON Scotland and GMB today (Tuesday) announced a further series of strike days in a bid for fair pay. The move follows strike action taken by UNISON’s further […]

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 Scotland went on strike yesterday (Tuesday) in what was a watershed day for further education. The move caused widespread disruption and saw colleges closed, classes cancelled, night classes cancelled and nurseries closed. The dispute is […]

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, the Scottish further education employers had failed to offer any acceptable way forward in the pay dispute involving some 2,300 UNISON support workers across 20 FE colleges. As a consequence, courses have ceased; classes cancelled; […]

FE Activist Bulletin No.2 – 2016 Pay Campaign

This is the second edition of UNISON Scotland’s Further Education Activist Bulletin for the 2016 pay campaign. Please print and use. UNISON members across Scotland’s 20 further education (FE) colleges will go on strike on Tuesday, September 6, for fair pay. This dispute is about justice and fairness. College bosses awarded lecturing staff a £450 flat rate rise […]