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Lecturers in ballot for strikes in Scotland as college boss’s payoff provokes outrage

23 February 2016
Lecturers in the EIS-Fela Scottish teachers’ and lecturers’ union are balloting for a national strike. They are demanding equal pay and fighting the imposition of a previously rejected offer.

Lecturers' action over pay can test SNP's anti-austerity image in Scotland

16 February 2016
The Scottish further education (FE) lecturers’ EIS-Fela union launched a strike ballot for equal pay last week.

Scottish college lecturers plan to teach the SNP a lesson

09 February 2016
College lecturers in the EIS-Fela union were set to begin a strike ballot over pay on Friday of this week.

Lecturers in Scotland fight bosses’ pay shenanigans

26 January 2016
Scottish education union EIS-Fela has called on the Scottish National Party (SNP) government to make college bosses comply with a new national bargaining process.

Solid school action puts Dunbartonshire council on back foot over cuts

12 January 2016
Secondary school teachers at Labour-run West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland struck on Tuesday of this week.

National pay fight looms in Scotland's colleges

12 January 2016
Over 4,000 lecturers across Scotland’s further education (FE) colleges are set to begin a national strike ballot over pay on 20 January.

First strike in 30 years for West Dunbartonshire teachers fighting cuts

05 January 2016
Also: Tech City teachers could strike again | Strike vote at Trinity academy in Somerset | Talks break down at Listerdale school in Rotherham

FE lecturers vote to give SNP a parcel of discontent for Christmas

15 December 2015
College lecturers in Scotland have voted by 92 percent in favour of national industrial action in an indicative ballot. The turnout was 55 percent.

Build yes vote in Scotland as college pay ballot called

17 November 2015
Lecturers at Scotland’s Further Education colleges are balloting for sustained strikes over pay in the New Year.

Scottish college workers could take action as top bosses loot thousands

10 November 2015
Scotland’s college workers are inching closer to the first national strike for 20 years. Anger at government cuts and a miserly national pay offer have fuelled a mood to fight.

EIS union calls FE conference in Scotland to debate how to win equal pay

03 November 2015
A special one-day conference of the EIS Fela further education (FE) union to debate how to win equal pay across Scotland’s colleges will be held on Friday of next week in Glasgow.

EIS conference hears of rising stress levels among teachers

09 June 2015
Anger at rising workloads and budget cuts punctuated almost every speech at the EIS Scottish education union’s annual conference last week.

Universities and colleges round-up

02 June 2015
Coordinated walkout against cuts at London Met | Strike against closure at Lewisham and Southwark College | Protest against casualisation at Warwick University | Ballots at University of South Wales and Mid Cheshire College |

College cuts stoke anger at Scottish government

17 March 2015
The EIS Fela further education union held its annual conference last week against a backdrop of anger over huge cuts. Delegates voted for a national demo and lobby of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Scottish government over funding.

What happened to Scotland's college cash?

10 March 2015
Questions are being raised about cash hoarded by Scottish college bosses during a time of unprecedented cuts to further education (FE) funding.

Ayrshire EIS union rep reinstated

09 December 2014
Ayrshire college EIS-Fela union branch secretary Ian Cochrane was reinstated on the day a college-wide strike ballot in his defence was due to end.

Ayrshire College workers escalate strikes

02 December 2014
Workers at the Kilwinning campus of Ayrshire College were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. 

Fury as Ayrshire College boss suspends union activist

25 November 2014
A local dispute over a new timetabling policy at one college in Scotland has escalated after a boss sacked a leading union activist.

Strike vote over rosters at Ayrshire College

18 November 2014
Lecturers at the north Ayrshire campus of the recently merged Ayrshire College struck on Tuesday of this week following an 86 percent vote for action.

Anger and calls for action at EIS Scottish education union conference

10 June 2014
Anger at increasing workloads dominated the annual conference of the EIS, Scotland’s biggest education union, in Perth last week.

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