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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)
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 https://youtu.be/fUBdAHTnZNo
Audrey Cumberford, Principal of Edinburgh College https://youtu.be/FT6m_75Zk10
Angela Cox, Principal of Borders College https://youtu.be/_od4fj8pQSE
Aileen McKechnie, Principal & CEO, South Lanarkshire College https://youtu.be/19F6jui7X8g
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.