Created on: 01 Nov 2022 | Last modified: 20 Nov 2023
The statutory re-ballot for industrial action has closed with EIS-FELA narrowly missing the 50% threshold required by the UK Government’s anti-trade union legislation introduced in 2016. The threshold was missed by a very small margin of twenty or so votes.
The EIS-FELA Executive has decided to prepare immediately to re-ballot its members to allow industrial action to continue in pursuit of a fair pay settlement and defence of jobs. Further details on the timescales for this immediate re-ballot will be shared as soon as possible.
Speech by EIS General Secretary Andrea Bradley at the FELA Annual Conference on Friday 24th March.
Speech by EIS President Andrene Bamford at the FELA Annual Conference on Friday 24th March.
Pickets to resume at City of Glasgow College as EIS-FELA members continue programme of strike action https://www.eis.org.uk/latest-news/cogc-pickets-resume
City of Glasgow College lecturers deliver overwhelming mandate for continuing industrial action https://www.eis.org.uk/latest-news/cogcballotresult
City of Glasgow College seek to cut number of Learning Support Lecturers https://www.eis.org.uk/latest-news/cogc-cuts-learning-support
EIS-FELA Raise concerns over the potential discriminatory nature of redundancies at City of Glasgow College Discriminatory Redundancy City of Glasgow College (eis.org.uk)
First Minister must not abandon promise of public sector ‘no compulsory redundancy’ in colleges No Public Sector Redundancies (eis.org.uk)
Lecturers Commence Targeted Strike Action in Constituency Areas of Key Scot Govt Ministers https://www.eis.org.uk/latest-news/targetedactionfe
Scotland's college lecturers begin twelve days of rolling strike action (https://www.eis.org.uk/latest-news/rollingstrikeaction)
As Scotland's colleges take strike action, programme for government highlights need for greater investment in education (https://www.eis.org.uk/latest-news/eis-fela-strike)
Strike action continues at City of Glasgow College over job and course cuts (https://www.eis.org.uk/latest-news/strike-cogceis)
As the Scottish Government embarks on a ‘reform agenda’ that may well see significant change and a closer correlation between FE and HE in Scotland, the EIS-FELA is setting out six key demands that must be addressed by any reform.
The six demands have been determined by the EIS-FELA Executive nationally, following consultation with the wider membership via a survey conducted earlier this academic year and from feedback gained from the EIS-FELA branches across Scotland’s Colleges.
At the beginning of this academic year, the EIS-FELA Executive surveyed its members in order to determine the matters that they saw as most pressing in the sector. The results of this survey were collated and used to form the basis of the Pledge for the Fighting for the Future of Further Education Campaign.