The EIS has restated its support for the HE governance Bill currently laid before the Scottish Parliament.

There are a number of bodies campaigning against the Bill and support for the Bill from the EIS and other unions has not been widely reported.

General Secretary Larry Flanagan said, "The EIS believes that the HE Governance Bill will empower staff and students at governing body level and that it will encourage a more collegiate style of management at Higher Education Institutions, with greater power for academics at senates and on academic boards."

The EIS-ULA Executive Committee is also urging lecturers to write to their MSPs highlighting their support for the Bill. A model letter in support of the Bill is being prepared, so that any member can share their support of the Bill with their MSPs.