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17 April 2014
Workers' Memorial Day 2014
Memorial Day is a time to mourn the dead and fight for the living
16 April 2014
EIS Responds to Suggestion Scotland Failing Poorer Pupils
A response to the Scottish Conservatives
11 April 2014
EIS Office Closed
Dates when the main building will be closed over Easter
31 March 2014
Funding Secured for New Masters Level Programme
Up to 200 teachers will benefit
25 March 2014
Sending Support To Striking NUT Members
English Strike Action Taking Place 26 March 2014
21 March 2014
Welcoming Low Teacher Unemployment Figures
Declining number of unemployed teachers across Scotland
18 March 2014
Election of EIS Office Bearers 2014-2015
President and Vice President elected
18 March 2014
Motion to Cancel Teachers' Pension Contribution Increase
Motion lodged by Neil Bibby MSP
13 March 2014
Union Slams Court Reform Proposals
Recommendation for amendments
11 March 2014
Bob Crow
Sad and sudden passing
10 March 2014
New Deal for Teachers' Pay
A new two year pay agreement for Scotland’s teachers
06 March 2014
EIS Marks International School Meals Day
Welcoming new food guidance
06 March 2014
New Research to Tackle Cyber-Bullying
Welcoming the Scottish Government's announcement
06 March 2014
Professor Ailsa McKay

26 February 2014
EIS Highlights Continuing Pressures Around CfE
Need for support to allow schools to successfully implement
21 February 2014
Additional Support Package for New Qualifications
Supporting delivery in secondary schools
19 February 2014
Workforce Review of Early Learning
Hopeful that review will consider positive impact of qualified teachers on the quality of early years learning.
14 February 2014
Call for Abolition of Zero Hour Contracts
Identified serious concerns over widespread use
14 February 2014
Calls on SQA to Lighten Assessment
Call to lighten the workload
11 February 2014
Call for Verification Burden to Be Lightened
Reducing the workload for teachers
10 February 2014
Wellbeing in the Workplace Survey
Questionnaire for all teaching staff
07 February 2014
Unions join forces
Musicians' Union and EIS work together
06 February 2014
Lecturers Strike Today in Pay Dispute
Thursday 6 February Day of Action
05 February 2014
New report highlights university finances
Reported rise in closing reserves
04 February 2014
New pay and conditions offer goes to ballot
Ballot open from 4 February 2014
03 February 2014
Former SSTA General Secretary David Eaglesham
Former SSTA General Secretary
29 January 2014
Disappointment over nursery teacher ruling
Ruling seriously undermines the Scottish Government’s policy commitment to ensure ‘access to a nursery teacher’
08 January 2014
2013 STUC Unions into Schools Songs Festival
Another successful festival promoting themes of equality and justice
26 December 2013
£10,000 donation to typhoon victims
Education International appeal to support education communities
17 October 2013
The EIS sends message of support to striking teachers in England
EIS message of support to striking teachers in England
25 September 2013
'Named Person' for all young people
Named Person
26 August 2013
EIS Probes Use of Zero Hours Contracts
As part of the continuing campaign to fight the use of zero hours contracts the EIS has issued a detailed Freedom of Information request to all Universities and Colleges in Scotland.
30 July 2013
EIS Calls for Delay in Shetland Council's School Plans
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – Scotland’s largest teaching union – has today called for Shetland Islands Council to delay its decision on the future shape of school education in the islands.
26 June 2013
EIS Sends Support to Striking Teachers in England
The Educational Institute of Scotland has sent its support to teachers in England who will take part in strike action tomorrow (Thursday) in protest at continuing attacks on education and teaching professionals.
26 June 2013
Holyrood Debate Highlights Need for Investment in Post 16 Education
As MSPs at Holyrood debate the Post-16 Education Bill, the EIS has called for a well-funded tertiary education system that can ensure fair access to high quality educational opportunities in colleges and universities across Scotland.
25 June 2013
New OECD Education Report Highlights Heavy Workload, Real-term Pay Decline for Scotland's Teachers
A major new international report has highlighted the continuing heavy workload demands placed on Scotland’s teachers, in comparison with teachers in other OECD countries, and also confirmed that pay for Scottish teachers has declined in real terms since 2
03 April 2014
Workers' Memorial Day 28 April
Memorial Day is a time to mourn the dead and fight for the living
16 April 2014
EIS Responds to Suggestion Scotland Failing Poorer Pupils
A response to the Scottish Conservatives
04 November 2014
EIS Office Closed
Dates when the main building will be closed over Easter
03 April 2014
2014/15 Joint Trade Unions Claims
Details of the 2014/2015 Pay Negotiations
01 April 2014
Vacancy on the Current GTC Scotland Council
Elected Teachers (including headteachers) in Secondary Schools Category
31 March 2014
Funding Secured for New Masters Level Programme
Up to 200 teachers will benefit
26 March 2014
EIS Sends Support To Striking NUT Members
English Strike Action Taking Place 26 March 2014
21 March 2014
EIS Welcomes Low Teacher Unemployment Figures
Declining number of unemployed teachers across Scotland
20 March 2014
Election of EIS Office Bearers 2014-2015
President and Vice President elected
18 March 2014
Motion to Cancel Teachers' Pension Contribution Increase
Motion lodged by Neil Bibby MSP
18 March 2014
Photos: ULA Annual Conference
Photos from the ULA Annual Conference 12 March 2014
18 March 2014
ULA Annual Conference 2014
Resolutions from the ULA Annual Conference Wednesday 12 March 2014
12 March 2014
Union Slams Court Reform Proposals
Recommendation for amendments
11 March 2014
Bob Crow
Sad and sudden passing
10 March 2014
Make Time for Teaching Vox Pops
Hear what the teachers have to say
10 March 2014
New Deal for Teachers' Pay
A new two year pay agreement for Scotland’s teachers
06 March 2014
EIS Marks International School Meals Day
Welcoming new food guidance
03 June 2014
New Research to Tackle Cyber-Bullying
Welcoming the Scottish Government's announcement
07 March 2014
Professor Ailsa McKay

05 March 2014
Positive Development Towards Regionalisation in FE
New chairs announced
07 April 2014
Teachers Vote to Accept SNCT 2013-2015 Pay & Conditions
Ballot on 2013-2015 pay now complete
26 February 2014
EIS Highlights Continuing Pressures Around CfE
Need for support to allow schools to successfully implement
25 February 2014
Additional Support Package for New Qualifications
Supporting delivery in secondary schools
25 February 2014
Strike action suspended as ballot announced
New offer on table
19 February 2014
Workforce Review of Early Learning and Childcare Across Scotland
Hopeful that review will consider positive impact of qualified teachers on the quality of early years learning.
14 February 2014
Call for Abolition of Zero Hour Contracts
Identified serious concerns over widespread use
13 February 2014
Calls on SQA to Lighten Assessment Burden on Schools
Call to lighten the workload
14 February 2014
College Lecturers Stand Firm in Ongoing Dispute
Industrial action to continue
10 March 2014
Member e-bulletin February 2014
Member e-bulletin February 2014
07 March 2014
Glasgow & Edinburgh Photos and Speeches
Discussing the issues behind workload
13 February 2014
Call for Verification Burden to Be Lightened
Reducing the workload for teachers
11 February 2014
Edinburgh FE Lecturers to Strike Again
Tuesday and Wednesday
12 February 2014
Related Links on Poverty
Related campaigns and organisations
01 April 2014
GTCS Election Results
Candidates for EIS announced
11 February 2014
Poverty Video and Survey
How poverty impacts school
10 February 2014
Wellbeing in the Workplace Survey
Questionnaire for all teaching staff
10 February 2014
Unions join forces
Musicians' Union and EIS work together
03 March 2014
Careers with the EIS
Jobs at EIS
05 February 2014
Lecturers Strike Today in Pay Dispute
Thursday 6 February Day of Action
05 February 2014
New report highlights the depths of university financial reserves
Reported rise in closing reserves
04 February 2014
Teachers' ballot on new pay and conditions offer
Ballot open from 4 February 2014
02 March 2014
David Eaglesham
Former SSTA General Secretary
03 February 2014
SNCT Update - Use your Vote
The SNCT met this afternoon, Monday 3rd February, and confirmed support for the Joint Chairs Agreement which had emerged through negotiations.
29 January 2014
Court of Session ruling on Teachers in Nurseries
Ruling seriously undermines the Scottish Government’s policy commitment to ensure ‘access to a nursery teacher’
29 January 2014
EIS-ULA Strike Action - Thursday 6 February 2014
EIS-ULA Strike Action on Thursday 6th February 2014.
29 January 2014
SNCT Update 28 Jan 2014
Latest news from the EIS Council
27 January 2014
GTCS Elections - Don't miss your chance to Vote
Do not miss your chance to support the EIS endorsed candidates in the GTCS elections.
20 March 2014
2014 EIS National Headteachers' Conference
The EIS is organising another major conference aimed at Headteacher and Depute Headteacher members on Friday 2 May 2014 in the Edinburgh Grosvenor Hilton Hotel (next to the Haymarket Station).
29 January 2014
Holocaust Memorial Day 2014
Remembering those who suffered in the Holocaust
08 January 2014
2013 STUC Unions into Schools Songs Festival
Another successful festival promoting themes of equality and justice
07 January 2014
Scottish Government free school meal commitment
We welcome commitment to provide free school meals to all children in Primary 1 to 3
23 December 2013
Noted issues on new National Exams
Range of issues and concerns raised by teachers
23 December 2013
Teachers looking to SQA for improved support on national exams
Serious concerns remain over practical support
23 December 2013
College funding needed for enhancements to vocational education
Warning that plans to enhance skills require investment
20 December 2013
Compensation for Members 2012 / 2013
Details of compensation paid to members
23 December 2013
Over £300k awarded for work-related injuries to teachers
Latest figures show compensation awards down
20 December 2013
Academy agenda must be rejected
EIS reaffirms belief that comprehensive schooling offers best model
19 December 2013
EIS calls for firm commitment to anti-racist education
An evaluation discovered few anti-racist policies
08 January 2014
EIS donates £10,000 to fund typhoon victims
Education International appeal to support education communities
23 December 2013
EIS calls for action on free school meals
EIS campaigns on child poverty
23 December 2013
Christmas pensions whammy
The Scottish Government has released a consultation on a proposed increase to the contribution rate for the Scottish teachers’ pension scheme
19 December 2013
Scottish schools online data should not feed league table agenda
EIS warns that data should not be misunderstood
18 December 2013
To EIS-ULA Members included in the New JNCHES Framework
The EIS-ULA Executive met on Wednesday 11 December 2013 to discuss the strike action and resolved to continue the pay dispute.
23 December 2013
School Leaver Destinations - EIS response
The EIS has welcomed the publication of figures that indicate a record number of school leavers moved onto to positive destinations
11 December 2013
Teachers Slam Job Loss
Reacting to the publication of this year’s school census figures by Scottish Govt, Larry Flanagan criticised both the Scottish Government and local authorities for failing to maintain teacher numbers in line with pupil rolls, as previously promised
10 December 2013
Advice to schools and departments re National 6 implementation
Advice to schools and departments re National 6 implementation
06 December 2013
Nelson Mandela
Commenting following the news of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan, also a former Glasgow City Councillor and former spokesman for the city on equality and anti-apartheid issues, said:
06 December 2013
Universal Free School Meals Provision
A few weeks ago you will be aware that the EIS received significant press coverage as a co-signatory to a letter sent to relevant Cabinet Secretaries calling for the Scottish Government to deliver on its longstanding commitment to provide free school meal
06 December 2013
Scotland's Teaching Unions Urge Caution on Judging PISA Results
The EIS and The SSTA have noted today’s publication of PISA testing data but urged caution in how this data is viewed.
29 November 2013
To EIS-ULA Members
I write concerning the planned strike on Tuesday 3rd December 2013.
22 November 2013
EIS Welcomes Decision on New Higher Opt-out
The EIS has welcomed today's news that Scotland's secondary schools will be able to choose which version of the Higher exam that pupils should study towards next year.
10 February 2014
EIS Calls For Firm Action on Teacher Workload
The EIS has welcomed the publication of the Report of the CfE Working Group on Tackling Bureaucracy in schools.
21 November 2013
Mobile Technology in Schools
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan comments on the Scottish Government's publication of Guidance on the Safe and Responsible use of Mobile Technology in Schools.
27 November 2013
Update on Trade Union- Employer Talks: New JNCHES Pay Negotiations 2013-14
The four trade unions in dispute (EIS, UCU, Unite & Unison) met with Employer representatives in London on Wednesday 20 November 2013.
18 November 2013
Comment on changes to School Closure procedures
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan has commented on Scottish Government changes to school closures
04 November 2013
EIS Calls for the Abolition of Zero Hours Contracts in HE Sector
The EIS has identified a number of serious concerns regarding the widespread use of so-called ‘Zero-Hours’ contracts within the Higher Education Sector in Scotland.
27 November 2013
Advice to EIS-ULA Members in the event of Strike Action by Other Unions
Strike action or other industrial action by trade unions representing other educational personnel will, usually, involve the statutory notice periods required under the relevant trade union legislation which
10 March 2014
Member e-bulletin - October 2013
Member e-bulletin - October 2013
24 October 2013
SNCT Update 22 October 2013
SNCT Update 22 October 2013
27 November 2013
EIS- ULA Pay Dispute Statutory Ballot
EIS- ULA Pay Dispute Statutory Ballot opens Wednesday 23 October 2013
24 October 2013
Update on Pensions
I have reported previously that agreement had been reached with Scottish Government on the issue of sidebar discussions around workforce planning and early retirement schemes. A meeting has just been confirmed this week for that forum to be convened.
18 October 2013
Last Chance to Vote - Ballot Closes 10am, Monday 21 October
Do not miss your final chance to have your say on the SNCT Post McCormac Agreement in the current EIS ballot.
24 October 2013
Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card, the UK's premier anti-racism charity, which uses professional footballers as anti-racism role models, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its anti-racism/anti-sectarianism creative competition.
28 January 2014
EIS message of support to striking teachers in England
EIS message of support to striking teachers in England
11 October 2013
Ballot and Pay Negotiations
I understand that a letter has been issued by COSLA to all teachers with regard to the pay negotiations and the current ballot on the post McCormac negotiations.
11 October 2013
Changes to RIDDOR
This article outlines the changes to reporting procedures that are likely to take place from 6 April 2012.
18 February 2014
Cutting Your Workload
Phil Jackson, gives an update on Scottish Government's working group on tackling bureaucracy
02 October 2013
Vote now on SNCT Post McCormac Agreement
The result of this ballot will have significant consequences for members and more particularly will provide the context for ongoing discussions with both Scottish Government and COSLA.
27 September 2013
Ballot - Use your Vote
Do not miss the chance to have your say on the SNCT Post McCormac Agreement
26 September 2013
EIS Welcomes New £1.4M Boost for CfE Resource Funding
EIS Welcomes New £1.4M Boost for CfE Resource Funding
28 January 2014
Named Person
Named Person
21 October 2013
Ballot on post McCormac negotiated outcome
2013 Pay & McCormac Negotiations: ballot on post McCormac negotiated outcome
03 September 2013
EIS Gives Evidence at Holyrood on Children & Young People Bill
The EIS Gives Evidence at Holyrood on Children & Young People Bill
28 January 2014
EIS Probes Use of Zero Hours Contracts in Universities and Colleges
As part of the continuing campaign to fight the use of zero hours contracts the EIS has issued a detailed Freedom of Information request to all Universities and Colleges in Scotland.
02 September 2013
Welcome Back - 13 August 2013
Dear Colleague, Welcome to the first of this session’s bulletins. As we are a member led organisation, the summer holiday period inevitably creates a bit of a hiatus whilst colleagues enjoy their well-earned breaks...
05 August 2013
EIS welcomes strong exam results from Scottish pupils
The EIS has welcomed the publication of a strong set of SQA exam results.
30 January 2014
EIS Calls for Delay in Shetland Council's School Plans
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – Scotland’s largest teaching union – has today called for Shetland Islands Council to delay its decision on the future shape of school education in the islands.
18 July 2013
EIS Calls on Scottish Government and SFC to Reject Code
The EIS is disappointed with the final Scottish Code of Good HE Governance issued today (Thursday) by a Steering Group of University Chairs, and calls on the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and Scottish Government to reject using the Code
18 July 2013
Equality Bulletin 2013
The 2013 Equality Bulletin is now available to download here
17 March 2014
EIS Welcomes Music Report's Recommendations on Charges
The Educational Institute of Scotland has welcomed today’s publication of the Report by the Scottish Government’s Instrumental Music Group.
18 October 2013
Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Equality Newsletter 2013
Welcome to the second annual EIS BME member newsletter. Recently, it was decided to issue an annual BME newsletter in order to highlight race equality issues and to encourage BME members to participate fully at all levels of the Institute.
28 January 2014
EIS Sends Support to Striking Teachers in England
The Educational Institute of Scotland has sent its support to teachers in England who will take part in strike action tomorrow (Thursday) in protest at continuing attacks on education and teaching professionals.
30 January 2014
Holyrood Debate Highlights Need for Investment in Post 16 Education
As MSPs at Holyrood debate the Post-16 Education Bill, the EIS has called for a well-funded tertiary education system that can ensure fair access to high quality educational opportunities in colleges and universities across Scotland.
28 January 2014
New OECD Education Report Highlights Heavy Workload, Real-term Pay Decline for Scotland's Teachers
A major new international report has highlighted the continuing heavy workload demands placed on Scotland’s teachers, in comparison with teachers in other OECD countries, and also confirmed that pay for Scottish teachers has declined in real terms since 2
03 March 2014
Your union working for you – AGM 2013 presentation
Showcasing the work of the EIS and the 2013 AGM in Perth
03 March 2014
AGM Images from Friday 7 June
a selection of images from Friday 7 June are now available to view online
03 March 2014
EIS AGM - response to Cabinet Secretary's speech
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan commenting on the speech by Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell to the EIS AGM today
03 March 2014
AGM Images from Thursday 6 June
a selection of images from Thursday 6 June are now available to view online
03 March 2014
General Secretary’s AGM report 2013
Good afternoon colleagues. It certainly has been a busy year as we have sought to engage with the multi agendas facing us as a profession and as a trade union.
03 March 2014
AGM 2013 – Address by Susan Quinn, EIS President
Those of you who follow me on twitter know how much I love it and how I have used it to share what I have been involved in this past year.
03 March 2014
Scottish education has much to be proud of, but faces many challenges
The outgoing President of the EIS, Susan Quinn, has used her speech to the EIS Annual General Meeting to highlight the many achievements of Scottish education, while warning of the many threats it continues to face.
03 March 2014
Scotland’s teachers to quiz education secretary at EIS AGM
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Mike Russell MSP, has accepted the invitation to speak this year (Saturday 8 June, 11.00am approx.).
28 May 2013
EIS appeals legal ruling in defence of nursery education & teaching
The EIS believes that qualified nursery teachers are an essential part of quality education provision in nursery schools. The EIS is appealing this decision to ensure that nursery-aged children can have meaningful access to a teacher in their school envir
24 May 2013
Teachers in pre-5 and primary sectors raise CfE workload concerns
The results of a major national survey of nursery and primary teachers have highlighted growing workload concerns associated with the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence.
10 February 2014
EIS launches campaign to tackle growing teacher workload
The new campaign will complement current EIS campaigns on education budget cuts and attacks on pensions and will focus on the impact of increasing workload on teachers and on education provision for young people.
09 May 2013
Pensions Campaign Update
The recent consultative ballot on pensions provided a clear indication that for members this issue remains as a key focus: 91.3% of those participating voted ‘Yes’ to potential industrial action.
30 April 2013
EIS welcomes publication of new CfE support materials
The EIS has welcomed today’s publication of new resource materials to support the on-going implementation of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) in Scotland’s schools.
21 May 2013
National teacher survey to gauge CfE concerns goes live
We've launched a new national survey to gauge primary and nursery teachers' views on the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence primary and pre-5 education
24 April 2013
Literacy Report Paints Positive Picture for Scottish Education
The EIS has noted the publication of the results of the Scottish Survey of Literacy today and highlighted the strong levels of pupil performance and the encouraging indicators that the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence is progressing well
20 April 2013
Thatcherite legacy must be challenged to tackle child poverty
Speaking at an EIS Education Conference in Glasgow, which explored the impact of poverty on education, General Secretary Larry Flanagan highlighted how the political sins of the 1980s are still having a profound and damaging impact for many children and y
18 April 2013
EIS expresses “disappointment” in code of HE governance
The EIS is disappointed with the draft version of the Scottish Code of Good HE Governance published today as it seems to offer nothing new to improve HE governance or accountability.
16 April 2013
ULA Members Bulletin Spring 2013
Download PDF of the ULA Members Bulletin, Spring 2013
12 April 2013
FELA Members Bulletin 2013
EIS-FELA Bulletin 2013: Council and Elections, FELA Conference & Resolutions
27 March 2013
EIS members give overwhelming support to further pensions action
Teacher and Lecturer members of the EIS have given overwhelming support to the prospect of further industrial action to defend their pensions.
26 March 2013
EIS Condemns education committee decision on pensions
The EIS has condemned today's decision by the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee not to oppose a further increase in the pension contributions paid by Scotland's teachers and lecturers.
26 March 2013
EIS: Holyrood education committee must oppose pensions increase
The EIS has today urged the Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee to oppose the Scottish Government’s desire to impose a further increase in the pension contributions paid by the country’s teachers and lecturers.
26 March 2013
EIS E-Lobby of Holyrood Education Committee - URGENT
EIS HQ has learned that a Motion in the name of Neil Findlay MSP on the issue of increases to pension contributions will be debated at Tuesday's meeting of the Scottish Parliament's Education Committee.
27 March 2013
Urgent reminder - use your vote!
Consultative ballot on pensions – Ballot closes 2pm. Tuesday 26 March
23 October 2013
Consultative Ballot on Pensions
Protect Pensions
07 March 2013
Scotland’s largest teaching union opens pensions ballot
The EIS has today (Thursday) opened a consultative ballot of members on pensions industrial action.
06 March 2013
EIS marks international women’s day with major edinburgh lecture
The EIS will mark International Women’s Day with a major lecture in Edinburgh tomorrow (Thursday 7 March).
07 May 2013
Consultative Ballot on Pensions
On Thursday of this week, the EIS is launching a consultative ballot on potential industrial action around the campaign to ensure a fair pension scheme for our members in the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme.
12 April 2013
ULA Bulletin - March 2013
Download PDF of March 2013 ULA Bulletin
05 March 2013
Scotland’s teaching unions united in condemnation of pensions hike
Scotland’s two largest teaching unions, the EIS and the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) have today been united in their condemnation of an increase in the pensions contributions paid by Scotland’s teachers.
26 February 2013
Reid Kerr lecturers strike today in pay dispute
Lecturers at Reid Kerr College will strike today (Wednesday) in a dispute over pay. The lecturers have not been offered any increase in pay this year despite the soaring cost of living and recent pay increases at other FE colleges across Scotland.
22 February 2013
Final results of national CfE survey confirm teachers’ concerns
Final results of a national survey of Secondary teachers and Further Education lecturers regarding the senior phase of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) have confirmed significant concerns over resources, support and information, workload and timescale.
05 March 2013
Your union, Your choice
Unlike many trades unions in the UK, the EIS remains a member led organisation. What that means in practice is that all the key decisions of the union are taken by members and members alone.
21 February 2013
EIS survey of CfE - interim results reveal resource concerns
The Education Committee of the EIS has today (Friday) considered the interim results from its national survey of CfE Senior Phase implementation.
08 February 2013
EIS condemns 'increase' in FE funding as just a re-branded cut
Susan Quinn, President of the EIS, has today (Friday) condemned the large cuts to funding for Further Education which have resulted from this week’s Scottish Budget vote at the Scottish Parliament.
04 February 2013
Scottish Government teacher training boost – EIS comment
Commenting on the news today that the Scottish Government is to provide an additional £2.9M to enable an extra 370 people to undertake teacher training this year at Scottish universities, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
30 January 2013
FE colleges: EIS welcomes Holyrood debate & calls for more funding
The EIS has noted today’s Holyrood debate on the challenges facing Scotland’s Further Education Colleges and called for significant funding increases to address serious issues including declining student numbers, long waiting lists, and staff losses.
18 February 2013
National teacher survey to gauge CfE concerns goes live
We've launched a new national survey to gauge teachers’ and lecturers’ views on the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence senior phase
04 March 2013
EIS to ballot teachers and lecturers over further pension action
The EIS has today (Friday) decided to hold a consultative ballot of its members on pensions industrial action.
22 January 2013
EIS urges MSPs to increase FE college funding
The EIS has written to all MSPs urging them to deliver an increase in FE college funding. The letter from the EIS-FELA (Further Education Lecturers’ Association) Executive Committee calls on all MSPs to support, and vote for, an increase in college fundi
21 January 2013
EIS welcomes involvement in new commission for young people
The EIS has noted the establishment of a Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, and welcomed the Commission’s intention to work closely with the EIS and other prominent organisations to develop better post-16 opportunities for young people.
28 March 2013
Member e-Bulletin - January 2013
Member e-Bulletin - January 2013
15 January 2013
A message of condolence and support
At the end of last year I sent a message of condolence and support, on behalf of all EIS members to the two main USA teacher trade unions, the NEA (National Education Association) and the AFT (American Federation of Teachers) with regard to the shooting a
17 January 2013
Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) update - Jan 2013
The Public Service Pension Bill was issued by UK Parliament in September 2012 and is likely to be enacted in April 2013.
03 January 2013
EIS Glasgow LA - Curriculum for Excellence Survey 2012
According to a survey* carried out by Glasgow EIS, teachers report significant concerns and confusion with regard to the introduction new national qualifications
03 January 2013
EIS launches new teacher survey of CfE senior phase
The EIS is to launch a new survey of secondary teachers and Further Education lecturers to gauge the readiness of schools and FE colleges in implementing the senior phase of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).
31 December 2012
Scottish Government must deliver promise on college pay & conditions
The EIS has called upon the Scottish Government to take action to deliver its commitments on the pay and conditions of Scotland’s Further Education lecturers.
13 May 2013
Scotland's schools depend on the goodwill of teachers
Recent research indicates that Scotland’s teachers consistently report more hours of unpaid overtime than other graduates in Scotland with the exception of teachers in the rest of the UK.
17 March 2014
EIS calls for teacher professional unity to protect education
The EIS has called for professional unity from the teaching profession, and for all teaching professionals to stand together to defend Scottish education from the many threats that it faces.
20 December 2013
Compensation for members 2011/2012
A table of some examples of cases successfully resolved by the EIS, with the level of compensation awarded in each case. Highly confidential cases which were subject to compromise settlements have not been itemised.
24 December 2012
Record year for awards for work-related injuries to teachers
Figures released by EIS demonstrated that the amount of compensation secured by the EIS for its members in 2012 was at an all-time high.
21 December 2012
Music education cuts may threaten school Christmas performances
The EIS believes that every child should have the right to learn to play a music instrument or to develop their ability to sing. This is brought into particularly sharp focus at Christmas, a time when festive school concerts, carol singing performances,
10 January 2013
Pension campaign update
I thought it would be useful to provide members with a short up-date of the discussions on pensions, before the end-of-term, following on from John Swinney’s recent Parliamentary statements.
21 December 2012
Scrooge Russell Delivers Christmas Whammy to Teachers
The Scottish Government has today, Thursday, released a consultation on a proposed increase to the contribution rate for the Scottish teachers’ pension scheme. The proposed increase, which follows on from a similar increase last year, is for a further 1.
18 December 2012
Scottish schools online data should not feed league-table agenda
The EIS understands the requirement for such data to be published, but says it should not be abused to construct the type of flawed and damaging ‘league tables’ of schools that have been seen in the past.
04 March 2013
Busting the coalition's pension myths
Much misinformation has been spread through Coalition Government propaganda and the biased, anti-public sector agenda in right-wing sections of the media.
11 December 2012
Teacher numbers welcome, growth of temp contracts a concern
Following the publication of the 2012 census data the EIS provided a cautious welcome for the figures provided by Scottish Government.
07 December 2012
GTCS survey of newly qualified teacher employment - EIS response
The EIS believes that the survey identifies a welcome improvement in the job prospects for newly qualified teachers, but also warns that more needs to be done to ensure that all new teachers have reasonable opportunities to gain stable and secure employme
27 March 2013
Scottish Government Enforcing Further Pensions Pain On Teachers
The EIS criticised today’s announcement that the Scottish Government is set to enforce further rises in employee pension contributions on Scottish teaching professionals and other public sector workers.
04 March 2013
EIS Council sends final warning to Scottish Government on Pensions
Members of the EIS Council highlighted the fury of teaching professionals across the country at the Scottish Government's continued feet-dragging over formulating an offer on pensions.
23 November 2012
EIS: Councils Cannot Bypass Formal Negotiations On Teachers’ Pay
EIS has today criticised local authority umbrella group COSLA for putting a pay offer to teachers into the public domain
16 October 2013
Independent Report on Teachers' Pay
Last year's EIS Special General Meeting decided that independent research on the pay level of Scottish teachers should be commissioned to inform future pay negotiations.
04 March 2013
EIS warns Scottish Government: stop stalling over pensions offer
It is time for the Scottish Government to lay its cards on the table and bring forward concrete proposals to Scotland’s teaching profession on the future of their pension scheme.
19 November 2012
Politicians must forget point-scoring and address real issues facing Scottish Further Education
In a week when Scottish Further Education has hit the headlines based on both personal and political attacks, the EIS has called on all of Scotland’s politicians to refocus their attention on addressing the real issues facing the college sector.
28 March 2013
EIS Condemns Government Compensation Cuts to Victims of Crime
Scotland’s largest teaching union, the EIS (Educational Institute of Scotland), has today condemned Government plans to change the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS).
27 November 2012
EIS response to the Review of GTCS Professional Standards
A full copy of the EIS response to the Review of GTCS Professional Standards and covering letter can be downloaded in the pdf format.
07 November 2012
EIS calls for an end to national variation in Pre-5 teacher access
EIS calls on the Scottish Government to introduce national, legally enforceable standards on access by pre-five children to a qualified GTCS registered teacher
06 November 2012
EIS welcomes involvement in teacher education group
The EIS has welcomed today’s announcement of a new National Implementation Group to address the recommendations of the Teaching Scotland’s Future Report.
29 April 2013
Dating Abuse Policy Paper 2012
Dating abuse can occur in any relationship and is the physical, emotional,
31 October 2012
Images from EIS-ULA Strike Day 23 Oct 2012
Here are a few images from several university picket lines. Email or tweet us your strike day images
23 October 2012
Scottish university lecturers strike today in pay dispute
Lecturer members of the country’s largest union, the EIS, are striking today in a dispute on pay.
17 October 2012
Scottish Universities Sit With £2.6BN Reserves As Staff Pay Declines
University reserves and endowments showed an increase of around £600Million since 2009, and the overall operating surplus for Scottish universities during 2010-2011 was over £91Million. Yet staff pay has been declining for the past 3 years, and the Unive
31 October 2012
EIS higher education lecturers to strike on pay
Higher Education Lecturer members of the EIS, Scotland’s largest teaching union, are to take industrial action in defence of their pay. The programme of action will commence on Tuesday 23 October with a one-day strike.
04 March 2013
Call to Action: Write to John Swinney
Protect your pension
26 April 2013
Letter template: Write to John Swinney
Protect your pension: Write to them
03 October 2012
Report highlights continuing problem of low-level indiscipline in schools
This unacceptable behaviour by a small number of pupils continues to blight the working lives of teachers, and damage the educational experience for the vast majority of pupils who are well behaved and eager to learn.
03 April 2013
GTCS Revision of Standards
The General Teaching Council for Scotland has launched a consultation on the revision of all of the Scottish Teacher Education Standards.
08 April 2013
EIS-ULA opens higher education strike ballot
EIS has today opened a statutory industrial action ballot for its members in Scotland’s Higher Education Institutions.
22 October 2013
EIS- ULA Pay Dispute Statutory Ballot Opens Today
Last Friday the EIS sent statutory notices to all Scottish HEIs within the New JNCHES negotiating machinery advising them that a ballot for industrial action in pursuit of the pay claim would be opened next Monday (24 September 2012).
20 September 2012
EIS and SPTC form partnership for Scottish Education
The EIS has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Scottish Parent Teacher Council (SPTC).
14 September 2012
EIS & SPTC form partnership for Scottish Education - 19 Sept 2012, Drummond community high school
EIS will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Scottish Parent Teacher Council (SPTC) on Wednesday 19 September at Drummond Community High School in Edinburgh at 12.30pm.
11 September 2012
International report highlights both strengths of and challenges for Scottish Education
A major international education Report has highlighted the many strengths of Scottish Education, and also a number of challenges that must be met to deliver an improved educational experience for learners
11 October 2012
Welcome back!
Welcome back, colleagues. I trust that you have enjoyed a well-deserved break over the summer which will stand you in good stead for the forthcoming session.
07 August 2012
Strong exam results are good news for Scottish pupils
The EIS congratulates Scotland’s pupils and teachers for another year of examinations success. While it is always difficult to compare trends in examinations results due to varying levels of difficulty in exam papers and the variable of different pupil c
19 July 2012
EIS will continue to argue for nursery education to be delivered by qualified teachers
Speaking yesterday of the decision of the Court of Session to dismiss the petition raised by the EIS Assistant Secretary Drew Morrice stated.
10 March 2014
EIS wins Best One-Off Publication at TUC Communication Awards
The Educational Institute of Scotland has won the Best One-Off Publication at the 2012 TUC Communication Awards for our Charter for Instrumental Music which was published in 2011.
26 June 2012
Chartered Teachers - SNCT Update
SNCT update on the Chartered Teacher scheme
28 March 2013
Work and Wellbeing Research Project
I would be so grateful for your kind consideration of this invitation to participate in my research project on Work and Wellbeing. The survey is conducted entirely online and does not take very long to complete (20-30 minutes).
24 July 2013
Lecturers spell out the impact of college cuts at Holyrood
Lecturers, students and supporters of Further Education from across Scotland will rally outside the Scottish Parliament this Wednesday, 20 June at 1pm in protest at continuing deep cuts to college funding.
24 July 2013
Fighting FE Cuts - FELA Rally 20 June 2012
Rally at the Scottish Parliament against FE cuts
15 June 2012
Employment statistics for newly qualified teachers - EIS response
These figures show that employment prospects for newly qualified teachers have improved over the past year, though much more still needs to be done to ensure that sufficient numbers of stable employment opportunities are made available across Scotland
03 March 2014
AGM 2012 - Friday 8 June 2012
Highlights from the 2012 AGM in Dundee
28 March 2013
Fitness to Work Statements *
From 6 April 2010 the medical notes required to cover absence from work through illness were replaced by Fitness to Work statements ("fit notes"). Further advice can be found on the links below.
03 March 2014
AGM 2012 - Thursday 7 June 2012
Highlights from the 2012 AGM in Dundee
03 March 2014
General Secretary's AGM report 2012
It is, of course, genuinely a great privilege to stand before you as your new General Secretary. Very conscious of the responsibilities attached to this office and also very excited at the opportunity being afforded to me to lead this august body. I belie
03 March 2014
EIS President warns of growing teacher anger at attacks on Education
The outgoing President of Scotland’s largest teaching union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), has used his keynote Annual General Meeting address to warn of growing teacher and lecturer anger at cuts to and attacks on Scottish education.
03 March 2014
President’s Speech in full
It is a daunting experience to be giving the Presidential speech on the occasion of the 166th AGM of the Institute. I feel the pressure coming not only from you, my knowledgeable audience, but I am also acutely aware of my illustrious predecessors who del
03 March 2014
EIS Annual General Meeting: 7-9 June, Dundee Caird Hall
The AGM is the sovereign body of the EIS, and is key to the democratic structure and decision-making processes of the organisation. The AGM meets in June every year. The AGM debates Motions, sets EIS priorities and policies, and approves the EIS Council
01 June 2012
EIS calls for all sixteen and seventeen year olds to have a say in Scotland's future
Extending the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds will help to foster active citizenship by giving young people a greater say in the decisions that will affect them now and in the future.
17 October 2012
EIS response to Independence Referendum Consultation
Response to the Scottish Government's Draft Referendum (Scotland) Bill Consultation Entitled "Your Scotland, Your Referendum”
31 May 2012
EIS welcomes recognition of chartered teachers in SNCT agreement
EIS has welcomed today’s agreement at the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) which recognises the contribution made by Scotland’s Chartered Teachers and offers salary protection to this group of teachers in the wake of the Scottish Govern
31 May 2012
SNCT Update 31 May 2012
The SNCT has reached agreement in principle for arrangements on the pay and conditions for existing Chartered Teachers and for those who have partially completed the Standard for Chartered Teacher.
24 May 2012
Urgent Action Appeal
EIS is supporting the Education International (EI) together with Amnesty International, in their urgent call to appeal for the release of Jalila al-Salman and Mahdi 'Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb, Vice-President and President of the Bahraini Teachers Association (
09 November 2012
EIS calls for greater commitment to address teacher concerns on CfE implementation
The EIS has called for the Scottish Government to recognise the challenges and concerns being articulated by schools around the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Senior Phase implementation and for further support to be provided where schools have requested
28 March 2013
Challenging Homophobia in Schools
Research shows that homophobic bullying is endemic in Scotland’s schools. It is three times more prevalent than bullying due to religion or ethnicity and not only does this affect pupils’ school work in the vast majority of cases, we also know that half o
28 March 2013
68 is too late
Too long to work. Too late to retire. This campaign aims to stop the reckless increases to our state pension age.
10 May 2012
EIS Response: GTCS Consultation on a Scheme of Professional Update
The EIS recognises the progress made in the development of this scheme from the unacceptable concept of Re-accreditation, which the EIS continues to oppose, to what is now Professional Update. Self-evaluation being the basis of this scheme is essential t
07 August 2012
Introducing myself
As you may be aware I have taken up the position of EIS General Secretary with effect from the Easter weekend.
04 May 2012
Newly elected councils must listen to voters on education
EIS has today congratulated Scotland’s newly elected Councillors, but warned that all local authority administrations – no matter what their political make-up – must listen to the electorate’s wishes on public services.
04 March 2013
Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme Update May 2012
Following the announcement in March, by Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, that Scottish Government would commence scheme discussions, an initial meeting of the Scottish Teachers’ Pensions Negotiations Group took place
02 April 2013
EIS Welcomes publication of new qualifications Specifications for CfE
EIS has welcomed the publication of the final course, unit and assessment specifications for the new National Qualifications associated with the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).
04 March 2013
EIS Condemns Interference in Pensions Negotiations
EIS has condemned interference from the UK Government in pensions negotiations between the Scottish Government and Scotland’s teachers.
18 October 2013
Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Equality Newsletter 2012
Welcome to the inaugural newsletter of the EIS BME members.
28 March 2013
New Support package for CfE - EIS response
Commenting on the announcement of the new support package for the CfE senior phase, agreed between the EIS and the Scottish Government, Larry Flanagan said,"The EIS welcomes this agreement as a successful conclusion to the the detailed discussions of...
11 September 2013
CPD and Lifelong Learning
Do you want to become active in the EIS CPD Agenda? If so, you can train to become an EIS Learning Rep (LR).
20 March 2012
EIS launches education manifesto for local authority elections
The EIS is politically independent and does not support any political party, but is highlighting the key priorities for Scottish education and urging all political parties and all council candidates to take note and to pledge their support for education
09 May 2012
Education Scotland Inspections - EIS Advice to Members
Advice to Members on School Inspections
28 March 2013
STSS Update - March 2012
Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme (STSS) Annual Benefit Statements
13 March 2012
Secondary Teachers Raise Major Concerns Over CfE Support In EIS Survey
A major survey of Scotland’s secondary school teachers has raised serious concerns regarding the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence
04 March 2013
Pensions Bulletin – Update for members 2 March 2012
Letter from General Secretary Ronnie Smith to EIS members regarding Public Sector Pensions and our ongoing campaign to protect pensions
05 March 2012
CfE senior phase survey for secondary school members
We are seeking the views of EIS members in the secondary sector in relation to the implementation of CfE Senior Phase.
16 February 2012
Chartered Teachers and SNCT update
Following the statement by the Cabinet Secretary to end the Chartered Teacher Scheme, the SNCT will have to give consideration to the following issues
28 March 2013
EIS Condemns Scrapping Of Scotland’s Chartered Teacher Scheme
Scotland’s largest teaching union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), has condemned today’s announcement that Scotland’s Chartered Teacher scheme is to be scrapped.
30 January 2013
The Holocaust - Learning Never To Forget
A journey to Auschwitz
01 March 2012
EIS calls for delay to new curriculum exams
Our Education Convener, Larry Flanagan, was on BBC Radio Scotland this morning to discuss the timetable for the implementation of the new exam system.
03 February 2012
EIS selects Larry Flanagan as new General Secretary
Scotland’s largest teaching union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), has selected Larry Flanagan as its new General Secretary.
04 March 2013
Pensions Update - Teachers
Following the industrial action taken on 30 November, the key developments in pensions lie in two directions
01 March 2012
Cuts to Psychologist Training Will Damage Educational Support
News Release on cuts to psychologist training
01 March 2012
New SQA appeals system - EIS response
Responding to today's announcement of a new exams appeals system by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA),
04 March 2013
Pensions Update 10 Jan 2012
The Scottish Government has now issued draft proposed changes to contributions for members of the Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme.
22 December 2011
Record award highlights the need to tackle teacher stress
An EIS member has received a record six figure settlement as a result of an occupational stress case. The settlement, which was agreed out of court, was a consequence of an employer's failure to act upon repeated reports of excessive workload which led to
22 December 2011
EIS urges Scottish Government to act on FE National Bargaining
EIS has called on the Scottish Government to act to ensure a return to national pay bargaining in Scotland’s Further Education Colleges.
05 March 2012
EIS Welcomes election of world's 1st Independent teaching council
The EIS has welcomed the creation of the world’s first fully independent teaching council, which will take up office in April, following the recent elections to the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).
30 November 2012
EIS calls on Scottish Government to state clear position on pensions
EIS has today called on the Scottish Government to make clear their position and plans for the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme (STSS)
01 March 2012
EIS welcomes teacher numbers, but education challenges remain
EIS has welcomed today’s news that local authorities have met the target figure of 51,131 full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers in employment in Scotland’s schools.
04 March 2013
Strike Day Images - 30 Nov 2011
View a selection of images from EIS march, rallys and picket lines from across scotland
01 December 2011
EIS General Secretary Announces Retirement
Ronnie Smith, the General Secretary of Scotland’s largest teaching union, has announced his intention to retire in the New Year.
04 March 2013
Massive Support from EIS members - Strike Day 30 Nov 2011
View video footage of today's strike from EIS members.
04 March 2013
President's Speech to Edinburgh Rally - Strike Day 30 Nov 2011
As this year’s EIS President can I thank all members for being here today. We have a wonderful turnout and well done to all involved in making this massive show of protest possible.
04 March 2013
Messages of Support - Strike Day 30 Nov 2011
We have received messages of support from across Scotland and Europe
16 February 2012
Scottish Teachers And Lecturers Take Strike Action On Pensions
EIS members have joined public sector workers from across the UK on strike action in protest at government plans to force workers to pay more, work longer and get less for their pension.
28 March 2013
Letter to Parent Councils
To Individual Members of Parent Councils/Chairs of Parent Councils
02 July 2013
Upgrade to probationer membership
Information about how and why you need to upgrade your membership
16 February 2012
16 November 2011
This page contains more information on the UK Discussions and the Position in Scotland
04 April 2012
McCormac - Resolutions from EIS SGM
25 motions were debated during the EIS Special General Meeting for McCormac on Saturday 12 Nov 2011
12 December 2011
A selection of images from the SGM on McCormac
The EIS McCormac SGM held on the 12 Nov 2011 at the Church of Scotland Assembly Hall was a huge success. We’ve uploaded a selection images from the day.
16 February 2012
EIS members Back Industrial Action - Strike day set for 30 November
Teacher and lecturer members of Scotland’s largest teaching union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in protest at plans to impose damaging changes to public sector pension schemes.
03 November 2011
Maternity Leave Information
Research Output Submission for Women who have taken Maternity Leave
17 March 2014
Images from Aberdeen March & Rally against cuts
EIS members joined thousands of people as they marched through the streets of Aberdeen on Saturday 1 Oct 2011 to fight the cuts in public services
17 March 2014
Images from Glasgow
15,000 people marched through the streets of Glasgow on Saturday 1 Oct 2011 to fight the cuts in public services.
17 March 2014
Aberdeen March & Rally
As part of the There is a Better Way campaign STUC has recently announced the People First march and rally in Aberdeen.
01 March 2012
SQA New Qualifications - Update
On 31 August 2011 SQA published the latest draft documents for
17 March 2014
People First, October 1st – Will You Be There?
STUC People First March and Rally
17 March 2014
UK Teacher Unions Working Together
UK Teacher Unions Working Together
17 March 2014
Initial response to McCormac Review
General Secretary Ronnie Smith comments on the publication of the McCormac Report on teacher employment.
23 December 2011
EIS President responds to McCormac Report in TUC speech
EIS President Alan Munro has responded to the publication of the McCormac Report on Teacher Employment in his speech to the TUC.
03 March 2014
Support for Arts: 2012/2013 applications now open
**2011/2012 applications now open**. The EIS sponsors arts projects benefiting children in Scotland.
20 February 2012
UK Pension Strikes: Info for Members
UK Pension Strikes: The Position of the EIS and the UK & Scottish Governments
16 February 2012
SNCT Update: 22 June 2011
At its meeting on 22 June the SNCT agreed changes to the SNCT Handbook to give effect to changes required by the Pay and Conditions Agreement.
25 October 2011
McCormac Submission
The EIS believes that the 2001 Agreement, A Teaching Profession for
01 November 2011
Public Sector Pensions
The UK Government has embarked on a process of reform of public sector pensions. While the main part of the reform has been conducted through the Independent Review of Public Sector Pensions led by Lord Hutton of Furness the Government has put in place a
17 March 2014
News release 15 June 2011
EIS has warned that new figures published today (Wednesday) reveal the true scale of a job crisis facing Scotland’s newly qualified teachers.
03 March 2014
Images: Friday 10 June 2011
Images from EIS AGM Friday 10 June 2011
10 March 2014
AGM 2011: General Secretary's oral report
General Secretary's oral report, EIS AGM: Teachers must stand together to fight budget cutting agenda
03 March 2014
Images: Thursday 9 June 2011
Images from EIS AGM Thursday 9 June 2011
13 January 2012
Resources & teaching materials
links to resources, information and teaching materials from external organisations such as Amnesty International Scotland
16 February 2012
26 May 2011
At its meeting on 26 May 2011 the SNCT confirmed the Pay and Conditions Agreement accepted by EIS members in the recent consultative ballot.
18 April 2013
campaigning against cuts
ULA & FELA lobby the Scottish Parliament on May 24, 2011
01 March 2012
News Release 19 May 2011
Noting the announcement that Mike Russell MSP will remain in the post of Cabinet Secretary (Education and Lifelong Learning), EIS General Secretary Ronnie Smith said:
27 August 2011
Members News
At its meeting of March 13, EIS Council recommended a freeze on members’ subscription rates for the year 2011-12.
17 March 2014
...there is another way
The EIS supports the Robin Hood Tax campaign which believes that banks, hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their fair share to clear up the mess they helped create.
16 May 2012
CfE Bulletin May 2011
The sixth Curriculum for Excellence Bulletin gives information about National Qualifications, Primary Forward Planning and also Larry Flanagan answering a number of questions from members on issues relating to Curriculum for Excellence.
16 February 2012
Teachers’ pay and conditions 2011
Teachers across Scotland have voted to accept a new pay and conditions offer in a ballot organised by the country’s largest teaching union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS).
13 January 2012
Teachers' 2011 Pay Claim - the True Facts
EIS HQ has been passed a copy of an unofficial communication from a member which makes a series of misinformed and wholly unfounded allegations about the EIS and the current ballot on the revised pay and conditions offer.
16 February 2012
Teachers’ pay and conditions 2011
It is for members to decide whether to rely upon the advice of their union or some anonymous facebook users.
05 April 2012
Annual Conference
Following a very successful EIS-ULA Conference in Edinburgh on Wednesday 23rd March 2011, the following motions were carried........
07 March 2012
Dougie Mackie video - 6 April 2011
Video: Dougie Mackie , Convener of EIS Salaries Committee talks about the revised offer & ballot
19 January 2012
Helen Connor video - 5 April 2011
Helen Connor, Vice Convener of EIS Salaries Committee talks about the revised offer and ballot
13 January 2012
News Release - 4 April 2011
The EIS is encouraging teachers to vote “Yes” to accept the revised proposals to protect teachers’ jobs and maintain nationally-negotiated pay and conditions of service for all teachers. The ballot runs for a 4-week period to ensure that all eligible tea
23 July 2013
To All EIS Members in Schools - 1 April 2011
SNCT PROPOSALS: EIS SUPPORT FOR A ‘YES’ VOTE - I am writing to you today to urge you to vote “YES” in the forthcoming ballot on SNCT proposals, agreed to by your EIS negotiators, on pay and conditions of service.
19 January 2012
Ballot information 30 March 2011
Information video on the new ballot and how the EIS salaries committee come to the decision to recommend to members that they accept the revised offer
13 January 2012
Why EIS recommends Vote to Accept
General Secretary Ronnie Smith comments on the recommendation to accept the revised pay & conditions offer
20 February 2012
revised offer & ballot information
The top priority of the EIS is to defend jobs: The revised offer guarantees 51,131 FTE teaching posts – or the conditions changes will be rolled back to the tune of £40k for each teacher short of the staffing target.
16 January 2012
News Release 23 March 2011
Last-minute negotiations at the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) led to an improved offer from the employers’ side, with an additional £15.3M of funding being offered to reduce the impact of planned changes to teachers’ terms and conditi
20 February 2012
News Release 11 Mar 2011
EIS General Secretary Ronnie Smith has today written to Councillor Hutton, raising concerns over the accuracy of the claims they have made on an alleged guaranteed job next year for all current probationer teachers.
18 October 2012
National Conference
‘A Shared Vision for the Future:’ An EIS Conference for Instrumental Music Teachers
16 February 2012
News Release 10 Mar 2011
The EIS opposes planned changes to public sector pensions which will see most public sector employees, including teachers, working longer and paying more into their pensions but receiving a smaller pension at the end
10 March 2014
News Release 7 Mar 2011
The EIS believes that a Financial Transaction Tax on large-scale transactions between banks and other financial institutions would provide a massive injection to public funds and greatly reduce the need for cuts to public services such as education.
10 March 2014
New Release - 28 Feb 2011
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has called for a ‘Day of Action’ throughout the Further Education in Scotland for 01 March 2011.
18 April 2013
Defending Further Education Home
Further Education colleges are facing a cut in their teaching budget of 15% in real terms for 2011-12, this will drive down the standards or education in the FE sector.
28 February 2012
Fighting cuts in Further Education
Click on the link below to find an e-petition against FE cuts to funding and the devastating effects that these cuts will have.
10 March 2014
News Release 17 Feb 2011
A massive 97% of Renfrewshire primary teachers have voted against the Council’s plans to cut 2.5 hours from the teaching week for all primary pupils.
10 March 2014
News Release 11 Feb 2011
Manifesto for Education: Scottish Parliamentary Elections May 2011
27 February 2014
SEJ February 2011
SEJ Feb 2011: Manifesto for Education, Who should run our schools?, Jobs for new teachers, Nursery Education, Global Campaign for Education (GCE)
04 July 2012
SNCT update 9 Feb 2011
The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers met on 9 Feb 2011.
10 March 2014
News Release 4 Feb 2011
Responding to today’s statement from Renfrewshire Council regarding their proposals for part-time education in primary schools, EIS General Secretary Ronnie Smith said:
10 March 2014
News Release - 2 Feb 2011
Primary teachers in Renfrewshire are to take part in an indicative ballot for industrial action in opposition to the Council’s plans to cut the teaching week in primary schools by 2.5 hours.
10 March 2014
News Release 28 Jan 2011
Commenting on today's announcement that a group, chaired by Professor Gerry McCormac, will be formed to review the 21st Century Teaching Agreement
04 July 2012
SNCT update 19 Jan 2011
The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers met on 19 January 2011.
10 March 2014
News Release
Commenting on today's publication of the Donaldson Review Report