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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

More pictures from the higher and further education workers strike Tuesday 3 December

03 December 2013
Pictures from the strike rallies and more from the picket lines

University and college staff strike to beat attacks on pay

26 November 2013
Workers across four unions in colleges and universities are set to strike on Tuesday of next week. This is an escalation of a dispute over pay.

EIS Scottish teachers' union conference votes for action

11 June 2013
The conference of the main Scottish teachers' union, the EIS, has voted for action over increase workload associated with the new curriculum

University unions reject pay offer

30 April 2013
Five unions representing workers in higher education have rejected a below-inflation pay offer of 0.5 percent.

Scottish university lecturers walk out against pay attacks

23 October 2012
University lecturers in newer universities in Scotland struck on Tuesday of this week over pay. Their EIS union says more action could follow.

Workers in five university unions vote for pay action

16 October 2012
Lecturers in the EIS teaching union in Scotland are set to strike on Tuesday of next week over pay. The workers are fighting a below-inflation 1 percent pay offer.

Scottish teachers vote for more strikes at EIS union conference

12 June 2012
Delegates to the EIS teaching union’s annual general meeting in Dundee last weekend voted unanimously to continue the fight for pensions. The motion passed called for further joint action in the campaign.

EIS union prepares to debate austerity

05 June 2012
The impact of austerity on education will dominate debates at the annual general meeting of Scotland’s EIS teachers union in Dundee this week.

Scottish teachers elect national executive

20 March 2012
The EIS Scottish teachers’ union has announced election results for its national executive committee (NEC) and officer positions.

EIS calls off strikes despite yes vote

16 March 2012
Thousands of teachers and lecturers in Scotland will be angered by the decision of the EIS union's executive committee to call off the strike planned for 28 March over pensions.

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