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EIS leading fight against education cuts! (In universities!)

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by Dominie, May 23, 2011.

  1. Dominie

    Dominie New commenter

    Well that's what it says here ...

    UCU SCOTLAND and EIS
    PRESS RELEASE

    date: Monday 23 May 2011
    embargo: 00.01 Tuesday 24 May

    EIS and UCU to lobby Scottish Parliament for job cuts moratorium

    Members of the University and College Union (UCU) Scotland and the Educational Institute of Scotland are holding a lobby outside the Scottish Parliament at 12noon Today (Tuesday) in defence of jobs and education*.

    The demonstration, supported by NUS, will call on the government to meet the funding gap in Scottish higher education and will call for university managers to have a moratorium on cuts while the new funding situation is addressed.

    The unions are also calling on MSPs to honour their election commitments to review the management and governance of Scottish universities and colleges.

    UCU Scotland President-elect, Gordon Watson, said: ?Scottish universities can continue to excel if the government meets its promise to close the funding gap, and puts real pressure on principals to have a moratorium on cuts while the new funding situation is addressed by the cabinet. MSPs should join with us in opposing compulsory redundancies and in calling for a robust review of management and governance at universities.?

    David Belsey, EIS Further and Higher Education Officer said: ?The EIS has concerns regarding the size and speed of cuts in FE and HE teaching budgets, and the damaging legacy they will give to Scottish learners. The EIS also has longstanding concerns regarding governance structures at Universities and Colleges, which need to be more open and accountable to the public which funds them. The EIS trusts that the new cohort of MSPs will listen and act on these concerns.?
     
  2. Dominie

    Dominie New commenter

    Well that's what it says here ...

    UCU SCOTLAND and EIS
    PRESS RELEASE

    date: Monday 23 May 2011
    embargo: 00.01 Tuesday 24 May

    EIS and UCU to lobby Scottish Parliament for job cuts moratorium

    Members of the University and College Union (UCU) Scotland and the Educational Institute of Scotland are holding a lobby outside the Scottish Parliament at 12noon Today (Tuesday) in defence of jobs and education*.

    The demonstration, supported by NUS, will call on the government to meet the funding gap in Scottish higher education and will call for university managers to have a moratorium on cuts while the new funding situation is addressed.

    The unions are also calling on MSPs to honour their election commitments to review the management and governance of Scottish universities and colleges.

    UCU Scotland President-elect, Gordon Watson, said: ?Scottish universities can continue to excel if the government meets its promise to close the funding gap, and puts real pressure on principals to have a moratorium on cuts while the new funding situation is addressed by the cabinet. MSPs should join with us in opposing compulsory redundancies and in calling for a robust review of management and governance at universities.?

    David Belsey, EIS Further and Higher Education Officer said: ?The EIS has concerns regarding the size and speed of cuts in FE and HE teaching budgets, and the damaging legacy they will give to Scottish learners. The EIS also has longstanding concerns regarding governance structures at Universities and Colleges, which need to be more open and accountable to the public which funds them. The EIS trusts that the new cohort of MSPs will listen and act on these concerns.?
     
  3. What a pathetic joke of a "union" the EIS has become. I am so glad I've left it.
     
  4. categed

    categed New commenter

    Leave the EIS to our university collegues they have shown that they have no interest in teachers or their pupils.
     

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