Fighting for Fair Pay

Created on: 31 Aug 2023 | Last modified: 12 Oct 2023

EIS-FELA members across Scotland should have received a fair pay award more than one year ago. College Employers Scotland have so far failed to table an acceptable pay offer with assurances on job security. 

EIS-FELA will never trade jobs for pay. College Employers Scotland must work with the Scottish Government to provide a fair and fully funded pay award for college lecturers that will not result in job losses.

Following a period of Industrial Action Short of Strike (ASOS) and Strike Action, including targeted Strike Action, preparations are underway for a statutory re-ballot of EIS-FELA members in order to continue the fight for job security and fair pay. 

There is now only a small window of opportunity for the Scottish Government and College Employers Scotland to work together to provide a fully funded pay award before an escalation to further strike action in the coming months.

Application forms for the Strike Hardship Fund and Strike Pay (for members who engaged in targeted action) can be found below:

Strike Hardship Fund - 7th September

Strike Hardship Fund - 11th - 26th September

Strike pay claim form - 2nd - 4th October