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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.

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.

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.

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.

Momentum to reject deal in EIS union

05 April 2011
Scottish teachers in the EIS union will begin voting this week on a deal on pay, jobs and conditions.

EIS - reject this rotten offer

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.

EIS emergency cuts conference

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.

Defend Penny Gower

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.

EIS conference shows determination to resist attacks on jobs and education

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.

Sacked after doing safety inspection

19 May 2009
Penny Gower, a longstanding activist of the EIS Scottish teachers union, has been summarily dismissed from her job at Carnegie College.

EIS conference

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.

Further education strikes in Edinburgh

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.

Glasgow refugee protest

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.

In brief

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.

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