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

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Briefings and publications

College staff win battle for fair pay

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Further education members in Scotland have won an improved pay rise after a sustained campaign including industrial action. Scottish FE ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

NUS boost for FE support staff strikes

The president of the National Union of Students Scotland has issued a call to all college students backing the FE ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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