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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.

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Coronavirus and FE Latest news


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

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Briefings and publications

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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Pay deal for Scotland’s college support staff

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Thousands of support workers across Scotland’s 26 colleges will benefit from a new pay deal struck by UNISON, Unite and ...
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Major £14M pay deal for college support staff

Press Release
Consultative ballots by UNISON, UNITE and GMB have seen a major £14 million pay and conditions deal secured for 5,670 full ...
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UNISON – Scottish government must act as public service workers face more than 40,000 violent incidents every year

Press Release
Public services union UNISON has called for action from the Scottish Government to “end the aggro” faced by council and ...
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New College Lanarkshire

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UNISON Scotland and UNITE have submitted joint evidence to the Public Audit and Post Legislative Scrutiny Committee regarding the audit ...
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FE Alert newsletter May 2018

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- Pay claim 2018 - Terms and conditions for support staff 2018 - A return to the Workhouses or Family ...
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UNISON calls on Scotland’s largest college to pay workers the Real Living Wage

Press Release
The City of Glasgow College is to investigate moving the statue of Emily Pankhurst in London to the gates of ...
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FE Alert newsletter Jan 2018

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- Pay claim 2018 - Job evaluation - Shirley-Anne Somerville, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, will meet a ...
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FE Alert newsletter Nov 2017

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- Pay claim 2018 - Trade union seats on college boards - National bargaining terms and conditions for support staff ...
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e-brief Education Reform

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The Scottish government has launched a consultation on the next stage of their programme of education reform. The proposals have ...
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