Further Education

UNISON members – delivering for Scotland’s Colleges

Working in Scotland’s further education 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 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.

Further education latest news

No holiday cheer in colleges as staff vote for more strikes, says UNISON.

Staff in colleges across Scotland are set to go on strike again in 2024 after they voted overwhelmingly for more ... Read More

Further strike dates announced in Scottish colleges “time for Scottish Government to get involved ” says UNISON 

UNISON Scotland media release   Thursday, 21st September 2023 For immediate release Further strike dates announced in Scottish colleges "time for Scottish ... Read More

UNISON lambasts further education minister for failing to step in and avert college strike action

UNISON Scotland has today (Wednesday) written to the Minister for Higher and Further Education to express disappointment at the lack ... Read More

More FE News

Briefings and publications

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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