Staff at college in Clydebank are set to go on strike at the end of this month.

Unison announced more than 2,000 support staff, including librarians, IT specialists, administrators, cleaners, canteen workers and estate management staff, at 21 colleges in Scotland are set to strike.

The union says the action is in a 'row over pay and jobs'.

Staff claim they are still waiting for a pay rise that was due in September 2022 and want colleges to guarantee any pay rises won't be at the expense of jobs.

Now, the workers are set to walk out on Thursday, February 29, as part of the dispute.

The union is also calling for college leaders to make an improved pay offer and guarantee there will be no compulsory redundancies. 

Here are all the colleges within Greater Glasgow that will be impacted by the strike action: 

  • City of Glasgow College 
  • Glasgow Clyde College
  • Glasgow Kelvin College
  • New College Lanarkshire
  • South Lanarkshire College 
  • West College Scotland

Chris Greenshields, UNISON Scotland’s further education branch secretary, said: “College support staff deserve a fair pay rise without the threat of compulsory redundancies.

“Nobody wants to be on strike, but staff have been left with little choice. The union submitted a revised proposal to try and move things along back in December and it took college bosses two months to reject it.”

Collette Bradley, Chair of UNISON Scotland further education committee, added: “Further education in Scotland is in chaos. It's time for ministers to step and get this dispute sorted. College staff have not had a pay rise for 18 months, which is completely unacceptable in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis. 

“Employees are simply demanding fair pay and no compulsory redundancies. If colleges want to avoid further disruption, they need to start taking those demands seriously.”