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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

UNISON – rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’

Press Release
Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately ...
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Futures Autumn 2017

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This edition of Futures gives an overview of the new Scottish government programme in areas which could impact on UNISON ...
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Review of Financial Support for Students

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Education is central to both Scotland’s economy and the wider wellbeing of its citizens. Everyone who could benefit from further ...
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FE Q&A: Pay rise 2017 and more on annual leave

FE Q&A: Pay rise 2017 and more on annual leave
Questions and Answers???????????? An NJNC Joint Secretary’s implementation note is in draft pending final agreement. There is some discussion on ...
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Good College Governance Consultation

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Colleges must be accountable to communities which they serve. Democratic structures create public bodies which are open and transparent in ...
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Solidarity with college EIS members on strike

Honour the deal
On behalf of UNISON Scotland and all of our members in F.E. we offer full support and solidarity to the ...
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Closing the attainment gap needs action not warm words

Pat Rowland
#stuc2017 Congress pledged to continue campaigning for proper funding for all areas of education, from early years to adult education ...
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College staff win battle for fair pay

FE strikers
Further education members in Scotland have won an improved pay rise after a sustained campaign including industrial action. Scottish FE ...
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Strike action set to resume in Scotland’s colleges

Press Release
More disruption looms for Scotland’s colleges if employers fail to give support staff a fair deal. UNISON, the trade union ...
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UNISON suspend college strike planned for Wednesday 9 November

Press Release
UNISON has suspended planned strikes in colleges across Scotland in an attempt to offer Colleges Scotland (Employers Association) another opportunity to return to the ...
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