Pickets to resume at City of Glasgow College as EIS-FELA members continue programme of strike action

Created on: 13 Nov 2023 | Last modified: 23 Nov 2023

EIS-FELA lecturers at City of Glasgow College are set to resume a programme of strike action and action short of strikes following the result of a statutory ballot last month. 

Picket lines will be in place at the college’s City and Riverside campuses from tomorrow (Tuesday) for the rest of the week, with additional strike days to follow over subsequent weeks.

This will be the latest installment of industrial action after a previous 11 weeks of strike action at the college as well as continued action short of strike.

Picket lines will be in operation from 8am-10am at City Campus, Cathedral Street and Riverside Campus, Thistle Street on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th November (inclusive)
  • Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th November (inclusive),
  • Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, Thursday 30th November, Friday 1st December,
  • Monday 4th December to Wednesday 6th December (inclusive), Friday 8th December, and
  • Monday 11th – Thursday 14th December(inclusive)

The dispute is about cuts to teaching time, increases in workload, the ending of fixed term contracts and compulsory redundancies. The recommencement of action at the college comes after an announcement was made to college staff earlier this month entitled ‘cuts done, moving on’ despite many of the staff still working through notices or in the process of appeals.

Further dates to be announced in due course and it is anticipated that the industrial action short of strike action will continue until 23rd April 2024.

All representatives of the media are encouraged to attend pickets.