The Educational Institute of Scotland Further Education Lecturers’ Association (EIS-FELA) is taking strike action on Thursday, 25 March 2021 regarding the use of tutor/assessor/instructor roles.   

The strike is going ahead on Thursday despite a request from the employers’ representatives to suspend any action whilst discussions are ongoing. 

We have agreed to meet the EIS-FELA again early next week (w/c 29th March) to continue discussions. 

Read our comment on  pdf Comment on Upcoming Industrial Action - Tuesday 23 March 2021 (118 KB)

Comment on  pdf Digital Strategy for Scotland (134 KB)  published on Thursday, 11 March 2021.

Shona Struthers, CEO of Colleges Scotland, has joined the ‘choose to challenge’ message of this year’s International Women’s Day. Speaking to mark the global celebration she said: “It’s so important that, today in particular, we celebrate female leaders in all walks of life, not just for their own achievements but to inspire future female leaders.

“The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘choose to challenge’ and I would urge everyone to challenge discrimination or lack of opportunity wherever they encounter it.

“In the college sector, we’re very fortunate to have many amazing and talented female role models who are helping to educate and ensure the success of future generations of female leaders.

“On behalf of Colleges Scotland, I wish everyone a happy International Women’s Day.”


Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland 

Audrey Cumberford, Principal of Edinburgh College 

Angela Cox, Principal of Borders College 

Aileen McKechnie, Principal & CEO, South Lanarkshire College 

The EIS-FELA has voted in favour of industrial action. The action being taken by EIS-FELA is extremely disappointing after what has already been a very difficult and challenging year for staff and students across Scotland. 

Read our  pdf Comment on the EIS FELA Ballot Result - Friday 26 February 2021 (131 KB)