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Pension News and Updates

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15 January 2014
Consultation on contribution increases for 2014-15
Consultation on contribution increases for 2014-15
20 December 2013
Christmas pensions increase
The Scottish Government has released a consultation on a proposed increase to the contribution rate for the Scottish teachersí pension scheme
21 October 2013
Pension Update
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.
07 March 2013
Scotlandís largest teaching union opens pensions ballot
The EIS has today (Thursday) opened a consultative ballot of members on pensions industrial action.
09 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.
28 November 2012
Scottish Government Enforcing Further Pensions Pain On Teachers
The EIS criticised todayís announcement that the Scottish Government is set to enforce further rises in employee pension contributions on Scottish teaching professionals and other public sector workers.
23 November 2012
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.
10 October 2012
Call to Action: Write to John Swinney
Protect your pension
09 October 2012
Letter template: Write to John Swinney
Protect your pension: Write to them
04 May 2012
Pensions 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 Teachersí Pensions Negotiations Group took place
20 April 2012
EIS Condemns Interference in Pensions Negotiations
EIS has condemned interference from the UK Government in pensions negotiations between the Scottish Government and Scotlandís teachers.
09 March 2012
Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme (STSS) Update - March 2012
Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme (STSS) Annual Benefit Statements
28 February 2012
Pensions Bulletin Ė 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
26 January 2012
Pensions update 27 Jan 2012
Following the industrial action taken on 30 November, the key developments in pensions lie in two directions
10 January 2012
Pensions Update 10 Jan 2012
The Scottish Government has now issued draft proposed changes to contributions for members of the Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme.
20 December 2011
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 Teachersí Superannuation Scheme (STSS)
14 December 2011
Campaign Update Dec 2011
EIS Assistant Secretary Drew Morrice explains the current position on the Governmentís planned pension reform.
05 December 2011
Strike Day Images - 30 Nov 2011
View a selection of images from EIS march, rallys and picket lines from across scotland
30 November 2011
President's Speech to Edinburgh Rally - Strike Day 30 Nov 2011
As this yearís 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.
30 November 2011
Massive Support from EIS members - Strike Day 30 Nov 2011
View video footage of today's strike from EIS members.
29 November 2011
Messages of Support - Strike Day 30 Nov 2011
We have received messages of support from across Scotland and Europe
29 November 2011
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.
23 November 2011
Letter to Parent Councils
To Individual Members of Parent Councils/Chairs of Parent Councils
18 November 2011
Pensions Update 16 Nov 2011
This page contains more information on the UK Discussions and the Position in Scotland
14 November 2011
EIS Response to STSS additional contributions consultation
The EIS outlines its reponse to the Scottish Governments consultation on increased Pensions contributions from April 2012
04 November 2011
EIS members Back Industrial Action
Teacher and lecturer members of Scotlandís 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.
10 October 2011
Pension Provision Affecting EIS Members Oct 2011
This paper is to provide information to EIS members on current pension scheme provisions and to set out the main issues which members will face in the forthcoming period.
02 August 2011
Pensions Update 2 Aug 2011
Members will have seen press coverage relating to a proposed pension contributions increase for teachers in England and Wales. To date, the Scottish Ministers have made no formal announcement on imposing increases to pension contributions in Scotland ove
28 June 2011
letter to NUT General Secretary
letter to NUT General Secretary
28 June 2011
UK Pension Strikes: The Position of the EIS and the UK & Scottish Governments
UK Pension Strikes: The Position of the EIS and the UK & Scottish Governments
10 March 2011
Attack on public sector pensions is wholly unjustified, says EIS
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