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Industrial Action

Industrial Action

National Industrial Action 

EIS-FELA and Unison, the trade unions which represent teaching and support staff across Scotland’s colleges, have notified the College that they intend to take industrial action in relation to ongoing national disputes relating to pay.

Strike action will be taking place at Edinburgh College on:

  • Thursday 29 February 2024

Further dates may be notified in due course.

Read the FAQs below to find out more about the planned strike action at Edinburgh College. 

Frequently asked questions

When is the strike happening at Edinburgh College?

EIS-FELA and Unison members across Scotland’s colleges plan to take strike action on Thursday 29 February 2024.

What will happen on the strike day?

As we will not know which staff will be working until the day of the strike, classes will not go ahead on this day, unless students are told otherwise by their lecturer. Lecturers will advise students if classes are going ahead on the strike day. 

Will campuses stay open on the strike day?

Our campuses will remain open for students to undertake self-directed study or access support services.

Will the strike affect my student support payments?

No, student support payments will not be affected by the strike action. 

Will there be more strike days?

EIS-FELA and Unison have notified the College that further strike dates will be provided in due course. We will communicate these dates with students and partners as soon as we have them. 

Why is the industrial action happening?

The industrial action is in relation to an ongoing national dispute relating to pay. Negotiations are happening at a national level and we hope that a resolution can be agreed soon.

Who can I speak to about this?

If you have any concerns please speak to your lecturer or Student Services or raise it with the Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) team to ensure we can address any queries you may have.