Further Education

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UNISON members – delivering for Scotland’s Colleges

Working in Scotland’s FE colleges, you’ve already seen big changes in your work, your conditions and perhaps even the security of you job. UNISON is the main union for support staff working in further education colleges.

Our members working in FE include learning support staff, librarians, IT specialists, technicians, professional staff, administrative and business support staff, cleaners, canteen staff and estate management staff.

With the highest number of reps and regional full-time officers who negotiate with your college management, UNISON can deliver the support you need.

Go to our Coronavirus page for the all UNISON Scotland information and documents on COVID-19 and your rights at work

Coronavirus and FE Latest news

CORONAVIRUS FURTHER EDUCATION: Guidance for Staff

FURTHER EDUCATION: Guidance has been issued about how colleges should handle Cornonavirus related absence and leave. Key points are: Employees ... Read More

UNISON Week 268 – Being Reasonable, Voting, Further Education & more

UNISON Week 268 - Being Reasonable, Voting, Further Education & more ...... Read full newsletter here ... Read More

The Further Education Branch is Born

FE Alert! is emailed to UNISON members working in further education. It is your newsletter keeping you up to date ... Read More

More FE News

Briefings and publications

CORONAVIRUS FURTHER EDUCATION: FE Alert March 2020

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FURTHER EDUCATION: This is the latest newsletter form the FE committee. This edition focuses on Coronavirus and the work the ...
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CORONAVIRUS FURTHER EDUCATION: Guidance for Staff

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FURTHER EDUCATION: Guidance has been issued about how colleges should handle Cornonavirus related absence and leave. Key points are: Employees ...
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UNISON Week 268 – Being Reasonable, Voting, Further Education & more

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UNISON Week 268 - Being Reasonable, Voting, Further Education & more ...... Read full newsletter here ...
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The Further Education Branch is Born

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FE Alert! is emailed to UNISON members working in further education. It is your newsletter keeping you up to date ...
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UNISON Week 265 – Climate Change Bill, Hospital Inquiries FOI & More

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Our weekly newsletter covering Climate Change Bill, Hospital Inquiries FOI, Scottish National Investment Bank Bill  & ...........more here ...
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UNISON WEEK 261 – SOS: Stressed out Staff in Scotland’s colleges and more …

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Our weekly newsletter covering our new UNISON Scotland report - SOS: Stressed out Staff in Scotland's colleges & more … ...
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Further education staff stress survey

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The latest survey on workforce stress in further education in Scotland - is now available. Little has been done to ...
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UNISON Week 260 – An emergency but no accident, Equal Pay update, HE Consultation & more

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Our weekly newsletter covering our latest Damage Report 'An emergency but no accident', Equal Pay update,  HE Consultation & more ...
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UNISON’s FE Alert for further education staff is out now.

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Your regular further education newsletter: FE Alert is  being emailed to UNISON members now. National Job Evaluation has launched in ...
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Universities and colleges unite to fight Brexit

Press Release
Colleges, universities, trade unions and the Scottish Government have agreed a united approach to protect Scotland from the worst effects ...
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