Information for Stakeholders on planned Academic Staff Strike Action - 17, 25 and 30 April 2024

As you may be aware, the EIS/FELA unions balloted their members in respect of the failure to reach a finalised agreement on the National 2022 - 2025 salaries settlements in colleges.

The result of the ballot has been announced and the majority of members taking part have voted to take strike action.

Our employer’s body, College Employers Scotland, are continuing to work with the EIS/FELA and Unison with a view to resolve the dispute as soon as possible.

Following on from the ballot, the EIS/FELA have given notice of discontinuous strike action on Wednesday 17, Thursday 25 and Tuesday 30 April 2024.

  • College campuses will remain open for independent student study and teaching staff planning to be at work have been encouraged to advise their students of this and may run their classes as normal or make other supervised individual arrangements with their students. Given that we can’t identify the staff that will take part in this action, however, on campus classes will be cancelled on Wednesday 17, Thursday 25 and Tuesday 30 April 2024 unless a specific arrangement to attend has been made with the student group. From past experience we would expect many classes will run as normal on this day.
    Where students intend to come into College to work/study independently please advise them that this needs to be within the learning hubs or other study areas and not within unsupervised classrooms. Student facilities (such as libraries and learning hubs) will be open as normal.

  • Preplanned online classes will continue to be offered as currently, with students undertaking independent study where staff are engaging in strike action.

Students will be advised that classes may be cancelled either in advance, or on the day, and that they can undertake independent study where staff are engaging in strike action.

I would ask you to ensure all managers and others within your organisation involved in liaison with the College and responsible for learners or apprentices coming into College on Wednesday 17, Thursday 25 and Tuesday 30 April 2024 are made aware of the above arrangements.

The College will remain open for staff on all strike days.


The relationships between the management and teaching staff in Dundee and Angus College is very strong and mutually supportive. The dispute has arisen as a result of a failure of national negotiations to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

The College regrets the current action and will do all that it can to seek to ensure that the impact on students and services is as minimal as it can be.

If you have any questions or require any further information do not hesitate to make contact.