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Strong college strike in Scotland as EIS Fela members tell bosses, “Honour the deal!”

Strong college strike in Scotland as EIS Fela members tell bosses, “Honour the deal!” Over 4,600 lecturers across 20 further education colleges in Scotland struck today, Thursday. They have a simple message to their employers—“honour the deal” agreed 13 months ago.

Scottish college lecturers plan escalating strikes ahead of local elections

Scottish college lecturers plan escalating strikes ahead of local elections Scottish college lecturers have announced a series of escalating strikes to force bosses at 20 colleges to honour an equal pay deal struck over a year ago.

New Tory law hits lecturers’ action

New Tory law hits lecturers’ action Two dangerous examples this week were the first to show how the Trade Union Act can be used to put the brakes on disputes.

Teachers and parents unite against Tory cuts

Teachers and parents unite against Tory cuts Around 1,000 people took to the streets against Tory education cuts in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, last Saturday.

College lecturers threaten more strikes in Scotland

College lecturers threaten more strikes in Scotland Lecturing staff across Scotland’s further education colleges voted resoundingly last week for industrial action. They want to force employers to honour the deal they struck almost a year ago over pay and conditions.

‘We need a stronger union’ say UCU Left candidates

‘We need a stronger union’ say UCU Left candidates UCU Left candidates are fighting to win big votes in the lecturers’ union.

Strike to stop victimisation at Edinburgh college

22 November 2016
Lecturers at Edinburgh College have voted to strike over the unjustified sacking of a colleague and the victimisation of union rep Penny Gower who represented him.

Fight against victimisation at Edinburgh college

25 October 2016
 

Scottish college workers strike to demand pay rise

27 September 2016
Over 2,500 college support workers in Scotland struck on Tuesday to demand the same lump sum pay rise as lecturers. Unison union members, who struck earlier this month, were joined by GMB union members.

College strikers in Scotland want a bigger share and equal treatment

07 September 2016
Some 2,500 support staff across 20 Scottish further education colleges walked out on Tuesday over pay. It was the Unison union’s first Scotland-wide college strike.

College victory in battle to resist Prevent

23 August 2016
Anti-racists won a victory in the fight against the Tories’ Islamophobic “Prevent” agenda last week.

EIS conference—anger over workloads needs to find a focus

14 June 2016
Scottish education minister John Swinney was heckled by delegates to the EIS teachers’ union annual conference last weekend.

Reports round-up

10 May 2016
Lunchtime walkouts at HSE office | Unions slam council’s plan to ‘bribe’ Glasgow workers | TSSA union conference stands with Palestinians | Journalists defy clickbait and cuts | Drivers deliver unofficial action | Legal challenge to Scottish post ballot | Car workers take action as talks stall | Give us a break, say Thomas Cook crew | Don’t let Edinburgh College bosses sack lecturer

Education round up: Teachers strike against job cull at Manchester school

03 May 2016
AROUND 25 NUT union members at Prestwich Arts College in Manchester formed a solid picket line on Wednesday of last week.

Teachers fight job losses at John Roan school in Greenwich

26 April 2016
Also: teachers' disputes in West Dunbartonshire, Hackney and Small Heath

Solidarity boosts West Dunbartonshire teachers' fight against cuts

05 April 2016
Striking teachers formed large picket lines as secondary schools across West Dunbartonshire in Scotland shut on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

Fresh strikes for West Dunbartonshire teachers

30 March 2016
Teachers in West Dunbartonshire, near Glasgow, were set to walk out on Wednesday and Thursday this week. They are fighting against a restructuring of management positions in five secondary schools.

Victory for striking Scottish Further Education lecturers

19 March 2016
Scottish further education (FE) college lecturers have scored a stunning victory in their battle for national bargaining and equal pay.

Lecturers in Scotland strike for equal pay

17 March 2016
Classes were cancelled at colleges across Scotland today, Thursday, as up to 5,000 college lecturers in the EIS-Fela union staged their first national strike in over 20 years. Reports of big picket lines are widespread.

Scottish lecturers meet ahead of national strike 

15 March 2016
The Scottish further education lecturers’ walkout set to begin this Thursday dominated the EIS-Fela union’s conference in Perth last week.

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