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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.

Strikers at Edinburgh College beat attacks on conditions

25 February 2014
When you take on the bullies, they turn out to be cowards. That’s the lesson from a successful strike at Edinburgh College.

Edinburgh College staff reject offer

18 February 2014
Lecturers at Edinburgh College struck for three days last week in a bitter dispute over attacks on their terms and conditions.

Higher education unions strike to demand a decent pay rise

11 February 2014
After years of below-inflation pay rises unions in universities are striking for a real pay increase. Many are demanding that the unions escalate the dispute, says Sadie Robinson

Solid action in Edinburgh College

11 February 2014
A strike by lecturers at Edinburgh College got off to a flying start on Thursday of last week. 

University workers' strike brings together four unions to demand decent pay

06 February 2014
Workers in universities across Britain struck today, Thursday, to demand decent pay. The walkout brought together four unions – the UCU, Unison, Unite and the EIS in Scotland.

Education round-up

04 February 2014
Henley College in Oxfordshire are set to strike on Thursday of next week. Parents, teachers and others have organised an education Question Time in south London, EIS union members at Edinburgh College have voted by 92 percent for strikes over pay

New strikes ahead in universities - now step up the fight over pay

21 January 2014
University workers in the UCU, Unison and EIS unions are set to strike on 6 February over pay.

Sussex students suspended for taking part in occupation

05 December 2013
Five students have been suspended from Sussex University after taking part in the occupation there.

Higher and further education workers strike for decent pay

03 December 2013
Reports from picket lines around the country report strong turnouts and lots of support from students

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

03 December 2013
Picket line pictures

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