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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

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Briefings and publications

UNISON launches first ever national strike across Scotland’s further education colleges

Press Release
UNISON members across Scotland’s 20 further education (FE) colleges will go on strike on Tuesday, September 6, as an autumn ...
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FE Activist Bulletin No.1 – 2016 Pay Campaign

thumbnail of 18.08.16 FE Q&A
This is the first edition of UNISON Scotland, Further Education, Activist Bulletin for the 2016 Pay Campaign. Please print and ...
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Further education members to launch autumn strike campaign

Press Release
UNISON members across 20 Scottish further education colleges voted overwhelmingly to strike in support of fair pay. The result of ...
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There is still time – vote YES/YES in FE ballot

FE SUPPORT WORKERS
* The ballot is now closed * Further education members to launch autumn strike campaign Time is running out to ...
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UNISON recommending Yes / Yes vote in FE ballot

FE SUPPORT WORKERS
UNISON FE Support staff ballot has opened and will close 10am,16 August. UNISON are recommending members vote yes/yes for strike ...
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Further Education Ballot closes 10am 16 August

FE SUPPORT WORKERS
The Further Education ballot is now open to UNISON support staff in Scotland's colleges. UNISON is recommending that members vote ...
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Stress levels of Scotland’s college staff reaching breaking point, says UNISON

Press Release
A UNISON Scotland survey has revealed more than four out of five college support workers have experienced stress at work, ...
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UNISON to ballot further education members for strike action in dispute over pay

Press Release
Scotland’s college support staff are planning an ‘autumn of discontent’ after college bosses failed to deliver a fair deal for ...
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New wave of industrial action threatens Scotland’s troubled FE sector

Press Release
Scotland’s college support staff could be forced to take strike action if college bosses fail to deliver on promises. The ...
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Cuts to Further Education must be reversed

James Corry
#STUC16 The STUC will campaign for the new Scottish Government to provide colleges with sufficient funding to return to meeting ...
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