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:
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