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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

UNISON WEEK 335- Local Govt pay ballot, College pay ballot STUC 125 & more

UNISON WEEK 335- Local Govt pay ballot, College pay ballot STUC 125 & more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON Week 334: Equal Pay Strike suspended but action looms elsewhere…& more

UNISON Week 334: Equal Pay Strike suspended but action looms elsewhere...& more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON Week 333 – Pay offers ain’t what they ought to be…& more

UNISON Week 333 - Pay offers ain't what they ought to be...& more Read full newsletter here ... Read More

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Briefings and publications

Code of Good Governance: Scottish Colleges response

Code of Good Governance: Scottish Colleges response
Democratic structures create public bodies which are open and transparent in their dealings with the public. UNISON Scotland believes that ...
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City college praised for successful merger faces possible strike ballot – UNISON

City college praised for successful merger faces possible strike ballot - UNISON
Date: Thu 23 May 2013 UNISON today called for talks at the City of Glasgow College after managers threatened to ...
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Proposed college merger cuts are ‘thin end of the wedge’ – UNISON Scotland

Proposed college merger cuts are ‘thin end of the wedge’ – UNISON Scotland
Date: Fri 22 March 2013 Scotland’s further education support staff union UNISON and college lecturers’ union EIS today jointly condemned ...
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Don’t treat Scotland’s colleges and support staff like Cinderella, UNISON tells MSPs

Don't treat Scotland's colleges and support staff like Cinderella, UNISON tells MSPs
Date: Thu 7 March 2013 • PHOTO OPPORTUNITY EVENT - 1pm outside Parliament - Cinderella will make an appearance with ...
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Save our colleges, UNISON FE members tell MSPs

Save our colleges, UNISON FE members tell MSPs
Date: Tue 5 February 2013 Scotland’s college support staff union UNISON will today (Tuesday 5 February) give evidence to the ...
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UNISON wins pay deal of up to 4% at South Lanarkshire College

UNISON wins pay deal of up to 4% at South Lanarkshire College
Date: Wed 23 January 2013 UNISON members at South Lanarkshire College in East Kilbride have won a landmark pay deal ...
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Students being turned away by colleges highlights need for support services

Students being turned away by colleges highlights need for support services
Date: Wed 2 January 2013 UNISON today called on Scottish Education Secretary Mike Russell to guarantee proper staffing for support ...
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