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29 October 2014
EIS Highlights Scale of College ASN Cuts
The unkindest cut of all
03 June 2014
Publication of Final Wood Commission Report
Priority to ensure that the Reportís recommendations are acted upon
09 April 2014
Zero Hours Contracts
EIS-FELA Report on the FoI Requests on Zero Hours Contracts issued to FE Colleges in Scotland in August 2013
05 March 2014
Positive Development Towards Regionalisation in FE
New chairs announced
21 February 2014
Strike action suspended as ballot announced
New offer on table
14 February 2014
Call for Abolition of Zero Hour Contracts
Identified serious concerns over widespread use
18 June 2013
EIS-FELA National Bargaining Development Group (NBDG)
The Government has facilitated the creation of a 'NBDG' to consider options and formulate proposals on structures and mechanisms through which any national agreements on staff terms and conditions of service can be developed......
30 April 2013
Update From EIS-FELA President
Update From EIS-FELA President, Penny Gower
27 February 2013
Reid Kerr lecturers strike today in pay dispute
Lecturers at Reid Kerr College will strike today (Wednesday) in a dispute over pay. The lecturers have not been offered any increase in pay this year despite the soaring cost of living and recent pay increases at other FE colleges across Scotland.
07 February 2013
EIS condemns 'increase' in FE funding as just a re-branded cut
Susan Quinn, President of the EIS, has today (Friday) condemned the large cuts to funding for Further Education which have resulted from this weekís Scottish Budget vote at the Scottish Parliament.
30 January 2013
FE colleges: EIS welcomes Holyrood debate & calls for more funding
The EIS has noted todayís Holyrood debate on the challenges facing Scotlandís Further Education Colleges and called for significant funding increases to address serious issues including declining student numbers, long waiting lists, and staff losses.
22 January 2013
EIS urges MSPs to increase FE college funding
The EIS has written to all MSPs urging them to deliver an increase in FE college funding. The letter from the EIS-FELA (Further Education Lecturersí Association) Executive Committee calls on all MSPs to support, and vote for, an increase in college fundi
21 January 2013
How the Equality Act 2012 applies to FE & HE
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued technical guidance for the Further and Higher Education sector looking at how the Equality Act 2012 applies to colleges and universities.
31 December 2012
Scottish Government must deliver promise on college pay & conditions
The EIS has called upon the Scottish Government to take action to deliver its commitments on the pay and conditions of Scotlandís Further Education lecturers.
16 November 2012
Politicians must forget point-scoring and address real issues facing Scottish Further Education
In a week when Scottish Further Education has hit the headlines based on both personal and political attacks, the EIS has called on all of Scotlandís politicians to refocus their attention on addressing the real issues facing the college sector.
12 October 2012
Lecturers March in Protest of Continuing College Cuts
Members of Scotlandís largest union for teachers and lecturers took to the streets of Glasgow on Saturday 6 October in protest of continuing deep cuts to Further Education in Scotland.
09 July 2012
Response to Government Consultation on the Recommendations of Griggs Review of College Governance
The EIS is pleased to provide this response to the Scottish Governmentís Consultation on the Griggs review of College Governance.
20 June 2012
Lecturers spell out the impact of college cuts at Holyrood rally
Lecturers from across Scotland will rally at the Scottish Parliament today Wednesday (20 June) in protest at continuing cuts to Scottish Further Education.
28 December 2011
FE National Bargaining
EIS has called on the Scottish Government to act to ensure a return to national pay bargaining in Scotlandís Further Education Colleges.
18 October 2011
New ACAS Guidance on Social Networking in the Workplace
ACAS has issued a series of fact-sheets giving guidance to employers regarding social networking, these ACAS fact-sheets build on new research from the Institute for Employment Studies.
10 October 2011
EIS Evidence to the Review of College Governance - Sept 2011
The EIS is pleased to provide this input to the Scottish Governmentís Review of College Governance.
23 February 2011
Defend FE in Scotland: FELA e-petition against Further Education cuts
Click on the link below to find an e-petition against FE cuts to funding and the devastating effects that these cuts will have.
01 July 2010
Democratisation of College Boards of Management *
The formation and management of Scotlandís Colleges through College Boards of Management is set out in the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992.