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Scotland’s colleges have used UK anti-trade union laws, introduced by the Conservative government, to suppress Scotland’s lecturers from extending their industrial action in a long-running dispute over pay.
College lecturers are continuing with a national rolling programme of strike action today, at Edinburgh College and Perth UHI, in a protracted dispute over pay.
The SNCT Teachers' Panel has strongly criticised Scottish Government for the severe lack of progress in delivering the SNP 2021 Manifesto commitment to reduce teachers' class contact time to 21 hours.
College lecturers have this week started a second week of rolling strike action in a long running campaign for fair pay and job security.
Scotland’s college lecturers have continued a twelve-day rolling programme of strike action in pursuit of a fair pay award and job security.
Scotland’s college lecturers have today, Tuesday 12th September, continued a twelve-day rolling programme of strike action in pursuit of a fair pay award and job security.
Following four days of strike action at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) dispute at the School is now settled on the basis of a 7-point agreement.
Scotland’s college lecturers have begun a twelve-day rolling programme of strike action in pursuit of a fair pay award and job security.
College lecturers have today (Thursday 7th September) begun a programme of sustained strike action, comprising of national, rolling and targeted strikes
Strike action continues at City of Glasgow college, rally to be held with General Secretary present 5th September 2023
The EIS has called on the Scottish Government and College Employers Scotland to take definitive action to ensure that college lecturers receive a fair and fully funded pay award.
College lecturers to take national strike action, including targeted strikes in constituencies of Scottish Government Ministers, for a fully funded Pay Award
The EIS has announced additional strike dates in the ongoing dispute at City of Glasgow College (CoGC) over plans from the college management to cut course provision and jobs.
The Educational Institute of Scotland, has written to First Minister Humza Yousaf calling for action on the lack of job security for many newly and recently qualified teachers across Scotland.
The EIS has commended Scotland’s students and teachers following the publication of SQA qualifications results for this year.
Members of the EIS at Hutchesons’ Grammar School have voted for union recognition in a historic ballot at the school.
Members of the EIS-Further Education Lecturers Association (EIS-FELA) have been carrying out industrial action short of strike action (ASOS) in pursuit of the pay claim for 2022-23
The EIS has today (Monday) hit out at North Lanarkshire Council’s notification to around 130 teachers late last Friday afternoon that they would be out of work after the summer break.
Members of the Educational Institute of Scotland - Further Education Lecturers’ Association (EIS-FELA) at Edinburgh College have today (Monday) taken the first in a series of days of strike action in response to compulsory redundancies at the College.
EIS Comments on the announcement that the SQA reforms will be delayed until at least the next parliamentary year
The EIS has responded to the Parliamentary Statement by Education Secretary, Jenny Gilruth, on the reform of Scottish Education.
Picket lines are in place again at Hutchesons’ Grammar sites this morning
The General Secretary of the EIS has used her keynote address at the EIS Annual General Meeting (AGM) to outline the key campaigning priorities for the EIS in the year ahead.
The outgoing President of the EIS has used her keynote address at the EIS AGM to highlight the importance of active trade unions to ensuring enhanced support for Scotland’s education system.
The EIS has this afternoon (Tuesday) agreed to suspend strike action scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at Hutchesons’ Grammar School.
Members of the EIS-FELA at Dundee & Angus College are balloting for industrial action, following a proposal by the college to begin compulsory redundancies by the end of June.
The EIS has agreed to suspend strike action scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, a fee-paying school in Glasgow.
AGM 2023 details and announcements
Negotiators from EIS-FELA met again, with College Employers Scotland, in an attempt to settle a long running pay dispute.
Following the recommendation in the Muir Review to build a consensual vision for the future of Scottish education, the report sets out the vision, values and action necessary to make it a reality.
There has been strong turnout on picket lines as lecturers at City of Glasgow College (CoGC) began a programme of strike action over planned cuts and redundancies.
Teachers at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, an independent school in Glasgow, are today and tomorrow continuing their programme of strike action over the school’s enforcement of damaging contractual changes to teachers’ pension entitlements.
FELA Calls on Scottish Government for a rescue package for FE
Summit to be held on pupil violence in schools, EIS general secretary comments
A survey of lecturers has opened in response to the prospect of compulsory redundancies at Dundee & Angus College.
Teachers at Hutchesons' Grammar School, an independent school in Glasgow, have commenced a programme of strike action over the school's enforcement of damaging contractual changes to teachers' pension entitlements.
The Executive Committee of the EIS-Further Education Lecturers Association (EIS-FELA) has condemned the lack of fair working practices across Scotland’s public college sector.
Teachers at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, an independent school in Glasgow, have voted strongly in favour of taking strike action over the school’s plans to enforce damaging contractual changes to teachers’ pension entitlements.
Local EIS-FELA representatives met this morning with members of City of Glasgow College senior management to be told that the college workforce will be reduced by up to 100 through the use of compulsory redundancies.
The EIS raised serious concerns over reported comments from First Minister Humza Yousaf which suggest that the Scottish Government may pull back on its manifesto commitment to the roll-out of universal free school meals.
The EIS has condemned the Scottish Government’s decision to withdraw a combined £46 million of additional funding for Scotland’s Further and Higher Education sectors.
A survey of Scotland’s teachers, carried out by the EIS has laid bare the health and wellbeing implications of severe levels of teacher workload, chronic system underfunding and the impact of the current cost of living crisis on teachers and schools.
College Lecturers Begin Industrial Action In Pursuit Of Fair Pay
The EIS welcomes the third publication of the Diversity in Teaching Profession Scotland Annual Data Report
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), has responded to recent comments by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Jenny Gilruth, and the First Minister, Humza Yousaf
The EIS move emergency motions on Hutchesons' Grammar School relating to two current areas of industrial dispute: Hutchesons’ Grammar School carrying out a mass ‘fire and rehire’, and the underfunding of Further Education Colleges.
Scotland's colleges are facing a programme of sustained industrial action by college lecturers, over pay, following the conclusion of a statutory ballot late yesterday (Thursday 13th April).
EIS Gives Notice to Hutchesons' Grammar School of Statutory Ballot for Strike Action as the School Issues 'Fire and Rehire' Letter to Staff two days Before Holidays
The EIS has welcomed the appointment of Jenny Gilruth MSP as the new Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Scottish Government.
Students and lecturers at Edinburgh College will, at Granton Campus, lobby the Board of Management in a last-ditch attempt to avoid an intensification of the dispute over planned compulsory redundancies.
In a consultative ballot, members at Hutchesons' Grammar School, over 80% of teachers indicated their willingness to take strike action over the school's proposal to remove them from the Scottish Teacher's Pension Scheme or be 'fired and re-hired'.
City of Glasgow College lecturers are now voting on whether to take industrial action over the College’s plans to reduce the number of lecturing staff
A statutory ballot for industrial action opened across Scotland's 26 Further Education colleges, as college lecturers seek to secure a fair pay award.
As trade unions in the UK and Ireland representing educations workers in schools, colleges and universities, we are shocked and dismayed to hear of the imminent demolition of yet another school in the West Bank.
Today (Monday 13th March 2023), the EIS-Further Education Lecturers Association (EIS-FELA) has issued seven days’ notice letters informing college employers that a statutory ballot for industrial action will commence on Monday 20th March.
Members of the EIS have voted overwhelmingly to accept the current pay offer proposed by local authority employers and the Scottish Government.
The EIS is to ballot its members on a revised pay offer to teachers that was presented today by local authority employers, with a recommendation that the offer should be accepted.
Following today’s meeting of the Extended Joint Chairs of the SNCT, where pay proposals for Scotland’s teachers were discussed, the EIS is now awaiting written confirmation of a proposed new pay offer to teachers.
Members of the EIS will continue with their programme of industrial action on Tuesday and Wednesday.
There has been a strong turnout from teachers on picket lines, as members of the EIS step up their ongoing programme of strike action in a dispute over pay.
The EIS has commenced targeted strike action within the constituencies of key politicians with the ability to resolve the ongoing pay dispute.
A special meeting of the EIS Salaries Committee, held online, has unanimously rejected the latest revised pay offer from the Scottish Government and COSLA.
Following the eventual receipt of a revised offer on teachers’ pay late yesterday evening, special meetings of the EIS Salaries Committee and Executive Committee will be held
Today, 7 February, marks one whole year since Scottish teaching unions submitted their pay claim for 2022-23 via the SNCT.
The Salaries Committee of the EIS has highlighted that the First Minister has it within her power to bring an end to the current dispute over teacher pay.
The national Council of the EIS has lauded Scotland’s teachers for their ongoing programme of strike action in pursuit of an improved pay deal from the Scottish Government and COSLA.
The EIS has welcomed news that the Scottish Government intends to intervene to halt planned council cuts to teacher numbers and the length of the pupil week – but warned that the SG must increase education funding.
Teachers in Edinburgh and South Ayrshire marked the birthday of Scotland’s national Bard, Rabbie Burns, as a programme of rolling national strike action over pay continued
The ongoing rolling 16-day programme of teacher pay strikes will reach its mid-point tomorrow, with teachers in Edinburgh and South Ayrshire set to take strike action.
Scotland’s teacher unions have today expressed their collective anger and disappointment with the continuing lack of progress in pay negotiations with the Scottish Government and COSLA.
The EIS has warned that proposed deep cuts to education in Glasgow would decimate the educational experience of some of the most vulnerable young people in the country.
The ongoing dispute over teacher pay was discussed at First Minister’s Questions today, following a question from Stephen Kerr MSP in the Holyrood Chamber.
Teachers in Fife and Orkney were on the picket lines today, as the long-running dispute over teacher pay rolls on.
Teachers in North Ayrshire and Perth & Kinross were on the picket lines today, as the long-running dispute over teacher pay continues.
Teachers across Scotland will be taking further strike action over the next three weeks, as a dispute over pay continues.
The EIS has announced 22 additional days of strike action in an escalation of the dispute over teachers’ pay.
The SNCT Extended Joint Chairs met this afternoon at 1630hrs. Disappointingly, no new offer was brought to the table by Scottish Government and COSLA.
Virtually every state Secondary school in Scotland is closed today, as teachers continue to strike in pursuit of a fair pay settlement.
Thousands of teachers in Scotland’s primary schools have taken strike action as the campaign for a fair pay settlement for teaching professionals continues.
Today’s meeting of the Extended Joint Chairs of the SNCT, held this afternoon at the request of teaching unions, ended with no new pay offer to teachers from the Scottish Government and COSLA.
Following a request from the Scottish Government, teacher trade unions representatives met informally today with Scottish Government and COSLA representatives to discuss the outstanding teachers’ pay claim.
The EIS has said that the decline in the number of teachers across Scotland highlights the need for an improved pay deal to help recruit new teachers and retain experienced teachers in the classroom.
The EIS has said that recent data on Curriculum for Excellence achievement levels confirms the continuing impact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had on education and young people across Scotland.
The EIS has said that the New Year’s resolution for both the Scottish Government and COSLA must be to pay Scotland’s teachers fairly by coming back with a greatly improved pay offer.
The EIS has secured almost £300K for members injured or assaulted at work over the past year.
The EIS is calling upon the Scottish Government to reverse its decision to delay roll-out of free school meals to all children in Primaries 6 and 7.
The EIS has supported arts projects with an educational element with more than £150,000 in direct funding over the past five years. This includes over £35,000 in funding for the year 2021-2022.
Commenting following the Scottish Budget statement today, EIS General Secretary Andrea Bradley said, “There is little to get excited about for Scottish Education in today’s budget.
The EIS has today (Thursday) called upon the Scottish Government to commit to properly funding Scottish education, and fair pay increases for teaching professionals, in its budget statement today.
The General Secretary of the EIS, has responded to comments made today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the latest 5.07% pay offer to Scotland's teachers.
The EIS General Secretary has said that the Scottish Government is being given an “embarrassing lesson” by the first national teachers strikes on pay since the time of the Thatcher government.
The EIS, will be supporting the Scottish Trade Unions Congress (STUC) Mass Lobby of Parliament today.
The EIS, the country's largest teaching union, has welcomed the publication of the report Scotland Demands Better: Fairer taxes for a fairer future by the Scottish Trade Unions Congress (STUC) today.
The EIS condemned the Scottish Government and COSLA for presenting a revised pay offer to teachers that offers no tangible improvement on their previously rejected offers.
Teachers and associated professionals across Scotland have voted overwhelmingly for strike action over pay, in a statutory ballot organised by the EIS.
The EIS has written to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, calling for urgent action on the rollout of universal free school meals to mitigate against the impact of poverty in light of the growing cost of living crisis.
Members of the Argyll College EIS-FELA branch are being told by the management of the college that their courses are ‘no longer financially viable’
The EIS has congratulated Scotland’s students following the publication of this year’s qualifications results.