13 March 2012
The NUT, PCS, UCU and EIS unions could be part of a 750,000-strong strike on 28 March.
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.
21 February 2012
Scottish education union EIS is the latest to announce moves to strike on 28 March.
14 February 2012
Ballot papers in EIS elections go out this week.
04 February 2012
Scottish education union EIS will lobby other education unions to organise a joint strike as soon as possible.
28 January 2012
The EIS Scottish education union will lobby other education unions to organise a joint strike as soon as possible.
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.
08 November 2011
Teachers and lecturers in Scotland's EIS education union delivered a resounding yes vote in their ballot for action on pensions.
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.
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.
05 April 2011
Scottish teachers in the EIS union will begin voting this week on a deal on pay, jobs and conditions.
29 March 2011
In a U-turn, the Scottish teachers’ EIS union has asked its members to accept a two-year pay freeze and sweeping changes to conditions.
14 December 2010
Nearly 70 delegates from further education colleges in Scotland shrugged off the snow and met in Glasgow at an emergency EIS conference over the cuts last week.
20 October 2009
Members of the EIS teaching union and the UCU lecturers’ union turned out at the Employment Tribunal offices in Edinburgh to demonstrate their support for victimised safety rep, Penny Gower.
09 June 2009
This year’s EIS (Scotland’s teaching union) annual general meeting in Perth last week took place against a backdrop of massive budget cuts combined with a major overhaul of the curriculum from nursery to secondary.
19 May 2009
Penny Gower, a longstanding activist of the EIS Scottish teachers union, has been summarily dismissed from her job at Carnegie College.
10 June 2008
Delegates to the EIS Scottish teachers’ union conference in Dundee last week voted unanimously to hold a ballot on industrial action to protest against cutbacks in education. Teachers have not struck in Scotland for 20 years.
09 October 2007
Further education lecturers in the EIS union at Edinburgh’s Telford College have begun a series of twice weekly strikes to stop the introduction of agency labour.
08 October 2005
Over 1,000 people marched through Glasgow last Saturday demanding an end to the detention and deportation of asylum seekers. The Vucaj family from Kosovo were snatched and deported on Thursday of last week. The march was led by Scottish and refugee school students. There were banners from the Fire Brigades Union, the T&G union, the teachers’ EIS union and the Amicus union. MSPs spoke at the rally.
04 December 2004
Scottish workers say no to racism
Up to 1,000 people attended the Scottish TUC annual demonstration against racism and fascism in Glasgow last Saturday. Trade union delegates included firefighters, print workers and several Unison and EIS (Scottish teachers’ union) branches.