Forth Valley College EIS members are currently in dispute with their employers over the removal of some lecturers' posts.

The college have made the posts redundant and have introduced  "Instructor/Assessors". This is a new role that involves more class contact hours, reduced annual leave, and lower pay.

The union locally have participated in consultations and discussions with management. They've told them loud and clear: colleges need lecturers. But management have continued to push their agenda - all in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

On 22 October, an overwhelming 80% of members voted yes to action short of strike on a 53% turnout.

Members are currently taking industrial action short of strike from 10 November until 29 January 2021, unless a resolution is found.

The action will include the following actions:

  1. 'Working to rule' where members do no more than the minimum required by their contract
  2. A marking boycott, where members refuse to mark students’ ongoing work
  3. And not covering for absent colleagues, including not rescheduling lectures or classes cancelled due to colleagues’ absence.

You can find more information and resources below, including our detailed guidance to action short of strike.

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