For the week of the 26th of June, the Educational Institute of Scotland – Further Education Lecturers’ Association (EIS-FELA) branch at Edinburgh College were on strike. They were out in solidarity with one of their comrades, Kevin Scally, who has been subject to a brutal campaign of bullying from college management, resulting in him being made redundant.
Continue reading Edinburgh college strike against management anti-union bullying — Reinstate Kevin Scally! Kick capitalism out of FE!
As the pandemic worsens many workers have been forced into struggle to ensure that basic safety standards are met. Schools have been a key battleground in the past month in the fight for safe conditions.
Continue reading Struggle for School Safety – EIS Must Lead!
Exam grading debacles in Scotland and today’s A-level results have provoked a backlash amongst students, teachers and parents. The current system is failing young people, depriving them of their future. We need to fight for change.
Continue reading Exam results fiasco exposes capitalism’s ‘drive for failure’
by Chris Herriot, De Montfort University UCU
After a backlash from school students and opposition politicians, Education Secretary John Swinney has announced that thousands will have their grades increased.
Continue reading ScotGov Forced into U-Turn on SQA Results
by Shaun Morris
The “moderation” of exam grades allocated by the SQA leads to anger as schools in poorer areas have their results disproportionately downgraded.
Continue reading SQA results scandal: Capitalism means inequality
by Finlay Stevenson
The point is hammered without fail, at every chance SNP ministers have to mention it: all Scottish students are entitled to free university tuition. A noble initiative, one that would clearly appear on first inspection to be the epitome of progressive civic policy – each citizen, regardless of social class, given a chance to become a doctor, lawyer, engineer or any other profession they so desire. On the surface, this would suggest that Scotland’s higher education system is characterised by the values of equality and social mobility. But beneath the SNP’s egalitarian rhetoric lies a more complex reality. Continue reading The Masked Inequality in Scottish Education