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Slashing schools will be no picnic for Tories

06 June 2017
Parents, teachers, children and others joined several protests against school funding cuts last weekend.

Scottish lecturers get their bosses telt

23 May 2017
 College lecturers in Scotland held a victory rally on Saturday after their bosses "crumbled" on Friday in the face of an escalating national dispute.

As college lecturers stage fifth national walkout SNP minister sides with bosses

16 May 2017
Scottish National Party (SNP) education minister John Swinney came down on the side of college bosses in the Scottish parliament today, Tuesday, as lecturers held their fifth national walkout.

SNP-linked lobbyists batting for Scotland's college bosses to beat strike

16 May 2017
A secretive and influential firm of lobbyists with close links to the Scottish National Party (SNP) is working on behalf of bosses’ group Colleges Scotland.

EIS Fela national college strike goes from strength to strength

16 May 2017
A major industrial battle is raging in Scotland that the mainstream press has largely ignored for two weeks. Today, Thursday, thousands of college lecturers held their fourth national walkout in a fortnight.

Solid walkout in Scotland as EIS Fela members step up their fight

09 May 2017
College lecturers in Scotland walked out again today, Tuesday, for their third national strike in a fortnight. It was another demonstration that workers are prepared to take the bosses on.

Scottish college strikers turn up the heat on the SNP over pay and cuts

09 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) will be feeling the heat today, Wednesday, from a strike of over 4,600 EIS Fela union college lecturers. The workers' second walkout in seven days across 20 further education (FE) colleges across Scotland comes the day before every council is up for re-election.

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

02 May 2017
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

19 April 2017
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

21 March 2017
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

14 March 2017
Around 1,000 people took to the streets against Tory education cuts in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, last Saturday.

College lecturers threaten more strikes in Scotland

07 March 2017
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

14 February 2017
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

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