SRUC staff have fallen behind in terms of pay, as compared to both their FE & HE counterparts since merger, by thousands of pounds a year.
Our claim for 2020/21 has resulted in a poor cost of living offer (now imposed) and no significant progress towards a pay and grading review, which has been promised for years.
A statutory ballot for Industrial Action returned a result of 93.4% in favour of ASOS and 85.7% in favour of strike action on a 64.6% turnout. The ballot closed on 23rd June 2021.
The EIS intends to use the industrial action mandate from week commencing 27th September for both Action Short of a Strike and for Strike Action.
The Actions Short of a Strike are expected to start on the first day of strike action and to run continuously until conclusion of the dispute.
The industrial action short of a strike will take the following forms:
Not undertaking any goodwill activities beyond existing duties, such as overtime or lunchtime activities.
A resulting boycott - Not to share any assessment or exam results with the SRUC.
The affected EIS members employed by SRUC will be asked to undertake a programme of discontinuous strike action on the following dates in 2021:
Thursday 30th September
Wednesday 6th October
Tuesday 12th October
Monday 25th October
Thursday 4th November
Wednesday 10th November
Tuesday 16th November
Monday 22nd November
Thursday 2nd December
Wednesday 8th December
Tuesday 14th December
14 September 2021