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Pictures from the higher and further education workers strike Tuesday 3 December

03 December 2013
Picket line pictures

University and college staff strike to beat attacks on pay

26 November 2013
Workers across four unions in colleges and universities are set to strike on Tuesday of next week. This is an escalation of a dispute over pay.

EIS Scottish teachers' union conference votes for action

11 June 2013
The conference of the main Scottish teachers' union, the EIS, has voted for action over increase workload associated with the new curriculum

University unions reject pay offer

30 April 2013
Five unions representing workers in higher education have rejected a below-inflation pay offer of 0.5 percent.

Scottish university lecturers walk out against pay attacks

23 October 2012
University lecturers in newer universities in Scotland struck on Tuesday of this week over pay. Their EIS union says more action could follow.

Workers in five university unions vote for pay action

16 October 2012
Lecturers in the EIS teaching union in Scotland are set to strike on Tuesday of next week over pay. The workers are fighting a below-inflation 1 percent pay offer.

Scottish teachers vote for more strikes at EIS union conference

12 June 2012
Delegates to the EIS teaching union’s annual general meeting in Dundee last weekend voted unanimously to continue the fight for pensions. The motion passed called for further joint action in the campaign.

EIS union prepares to debate austerity

05 June 2012
The impact of austerity on education will dominate debates at the annual general meeting of Scotland’s EIS teachers union in Dundee this week.

Scottish teachers elect national executive

20 March 2012
The EIS Scottish teachers’ union has announced election results for its national executive committee (NEC) and officer positions.

EIS calls off strikes despite yes vote

16 March 2012
Thousands of teachers and lecturers in Scotland will be angered by the decision of the EIS union's executive committee to call off the strike planned for 28 March over pensions.

Unions say no to Tory pension cuts

13 March 2012
The NUT, PCS, UCU and EIS unions could be part of a 750,000-strong strike on 28 March.

Important battles for teachers in Scotland

06 March 2012
Members of the Scottish EIS teachers union are voting to elect their vice president. In recent years no-one has challenged the leadership candidate.

Activists build vote for pensions action on 28 March

21 February 2012
Scottish education union EIS is the latest to announce moves to strike on 28 March.

Education union elections

14 February 2012
Ballot papers in EIS elections go out this week.

EIS union says strike as soon as possible

04 February 2012
Scottish education union EIS will lobby other education unions to organise a joint strike as soon as possible.

Scottish education union backs more strikes over pensions

28 January 2012
The EIS Scottish education union will lobby other education unions to organise a joint strike as soon as possible.

Scottish teachers in EIS set to join 30 November mass walkout

08 November 2011
Teachers and lecturers in Scotland's EIS education union delivered a resounding yes vote in their ballot for action on pensions.

Let’s make the coalition quake on 30 November

08 November 2011
Results are rolling in. This week saw magnificent votes from the Unison, EIS and Nipsa unions to join the strikes on 30 November. They show the mood out there. Workers are up for a fight.

EIS leadership will face anger at ‘rotten deal’

07 June 2011
The EIS will hold its conference this week amid anger at how the leadership of the Scottish teachers’ union is opposing attacks on education.

Glasgow teachers angry at union proposal to accept deal

26 April 2011
Teachers in Glasgow met with EIS union leaders last week to discuss cuts to pay and conditions, which the union is urging members to accept.

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