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.

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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

Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Audit Commttee

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UNISON members provide essential roles across higher and further education, these roles while often overlooked by policy makers are crucial ...
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FE Newsletter shows strike standing firm

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The strike in Further Education is standing firm. And industrial action is causing major headaches for managers and government. On ...
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Pics from the picket lines – FE colleges 27 September

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College support staff across Scotland have walked out for a second time this month and will demonstrate at the Parliament later today ...
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NUS boost for FE support staff strikes

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The president of the National Union of Students Scotland has issued a call to all college students backing the FE ...
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Further Education campaign leaflet Sep 2016

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Join our campaign for FAIR PAY Join UNISON - standing up for further education support staff joinunison.org In 2015, every ...
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More strikes announced as college support staff continue campaign for fair pay, says UNISON

Press Release
College support staff across Scotland will walk out for a second time this month in an increasingly bitter pay row ...
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More strikes could follow says UNISON as college support staff continue their campaign for fair pay

Press Release
More strikes could follow says UNISON as college support staff continue their campaign for fair pay. College support staff across ...
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Pics from the picket lines – further education colleges

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UNISON further education members on strike from Stornoway to Stranraer - Click here for more details. More photos on facebook ...
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UNISON further education members on strike from Stornoway to Stranraer

Press Release
UNISON’s further education (FE)  members across Scotland will go on strike today (Tuesday) for fair pay. At close of business yesterday, ...
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FE Activist Bulletin No.2 – 2016 Pay Campaign

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This is the second edition of UNISON Scotland's Further Education Activist Bulletin for the 2016 pay campaign. Please print and ...
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