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27 February 2015
Teachers Join Parents and Children To Fight Falkirk School Cuts
Join us on the demonstration, Saturday 28th February
26 February 2015
EIS Welcomes Confirmation Of Teacher Numbers Agreements
Last of the councils agree to no cuts
25 February 2015
Member Letter: Rejection of Primary Cuts
The EIS position on cutting the school week
23 February 2015
EIS Welcomes New Intiative To Enhance School Leadership
Mandatory qualifications for headteachers
21 February 2015
EIS Welcomes Agreements on Teacher Numbers
news that 31 of Scotland's 32 local authorities have now accepted a new funding package from the Scottish Government that will commit councils to maintaining the number of teachers employed in Scotland's schools
16 February 2015
EIS Slams COSLA’s Bizarre Stance on Teacher Numbers
COSLA says cutting teachers has no impact on pupils’ attainment
13 February 2015
SEJ update – Teacher Numbers Secured?
A new deal secured?
09 February 2015
EIS welcomes new focus on tackling inequality through education
Commenting following the First Minister's comments today on tackling inequality and learning from initiatives such as the
06 February 2015
EIS to Vigorously Oppose Proposed Cuts to Primary School Week
EIS has condemned the decision of West Dunbartonshire Council to cut the teaching week
06 February 2015
EIS Welcomes West Dunbartonshire U-Turn On Primary School Week
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan comments following the announcement that West Dunbartonshire Council has abandoned its plan to cut the length of the primary school week
04 February 2015
Betrayal by COSLA on New Teacher Numbers Agreement
Commitment to teacher numbers dropped
03 February 2015
EIS Comment on Teacher Shortages
Response to increasing teacher shortages
03 February 2015
EIS Highlights Concerns over New Higher Implementation
Highlighted a number of concerns around the new CfE Higher qualification
27 January 2015
EIS-FELA Members Reject Latest Offer in Ayrshire College Dispute
Lecturers at Ayrshire College have rejected the latest offer from management
27 January 2015
Implementation of New Qualifications
Today’s announcement of the provisional entries for Highers, including the new Highers, by the Scottish Government.
27 January 2015
Update – EIS Condemns Ayrshire College Over ACAS Refusal
The EIS has condemned the decision of Ayrshire College management to refuse an EIS offer
19 January 2015
Response from Consulate of Pakistan
A kind letter from the Consulate of Pakistan
15 January 2015
Ayrshire College Strike - EIS Comment
Update on the recent strike
05 January 2015
EIS Warns of 'Stitch-Up' on Teacher Numbers and Class Sizes
The EIS has written to John Swinney to raise its concerns
02 January 2015
EIS Members Highlight School Discipline Issues
EIS members ave been highlighting the types of discipline challenges that they face in their schools.
30 December 2014
Newly Released Papers Highlight Truths About 1980s Dispute
30 year rule reveals new facts
29 December 2014
EIS Highlights the Impact of Hunger on Children's Learning
The EIS is highlighting the impact of hunger on children’s ability to learn.
27 December 2014
EIS Secures over £180k for Work-Related Injuries to Members
Compensating members for actual loss, including pain and suffering
27 December 2014
Table of compensation - 2014
Examples of cases successfully resolved by the EIS
23 December 2014
EIS sends condolences to victims of Glasgow bin lorry crash
Glasgow teacher Stephenie Tait, was amongst those who died in the Glasgow lorry crash. We are thinking of Stephanie’s family, friends, pupils and colleagues at this very difficult time.
19 December 2014
Impact of Glasgow Education Cuts on Schools and Most Vulnerable Must be Reviewed
A further 15 EAL (English as an Additional Language) posts are to be cut in Glasgow in January
17 December 2014
Developing the Young Workforce National Advisory Group
Commenting following the formation of the National Advisory Group
17 December 2014
School attack in Peshawar, Pakistan
EIS comment on the tragedy
16 December 2014
EIS Welcomes New Shadow Education Spokesperson to Post
Announcement of new positions
16 December 2014
School Leaver Destinations - EIS response
Heading towards work, training or education
15 December 2014
EIS Welcomes Additional Funding
Strategy to tackle youth unemployment announced
10 December 2014
EIS Condemns Councils' Failure on Teacher Numbers Commitment
Failure to meet agreement on teacher numbers
09 December 2014
Further strike action averted
Joint Media Statement From Ayrshire College and the EIS
09 December 2014
New EIS Vice-President 2014-2015 Elected
Welcoming the newest EIS Vice-President
27 November 2014
Smith Commission - EIS Response
Additional powers welcomed
22 November 2014
Scottish Lib Dem Conference - Where now for Scottish Education?
A summary of this weekend's conference
21 November 2014
Ayrshire College Lecturers Strike Ballot over Suspension of Branch Rep
Suspension of EIS Branch Rep disputed
21 November 2014
Scottish Cabinet Reshuffle - EIS Comment
Commenting on the Scottish Cabinet reshuffle, including the appointment of the new Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said
18 November 2014
Strong Support in Ayrshire College Strike
A programme of strikes has been commenced
17 November 2014
Ayrshire College Lecturers to Strike over Contracts
Strike action on 18th November
14 November 2014
Education to the fore at EIS fringe event during SNP conference
The EIS will highlight the key questions facing Scottish education at this week’s Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Perth
11 November 2014
Commitment on Teacher Numbers Must be Renewed
EIS calls on the Scottish Government and COSLA to recommit
04 November 2014
Survey Highlights Need for Action to Reduce School Bureaucracy
An analysis of results from school reps
30 October 2014
EIS Calls for Substantial Devolution of Powers in Smith Submission
The EIS has called for substantial devolution of additional powers
20 October 2014
School Assault Figures Raise Questions Over Staff Cuts
Education budget cuts have led to fewer staff
16 October 2014
New Analysis Highlights Workload Pressure and stress in HE Sector
Occupational specific stressors based on university management practices
11 October 2014
Scottish Green Conference: “Where now for Scottish Education?”
EIS to highlight the key questions facing Scottish education at this weekend’s Scottish Green Party conference
08 October 2014
Welcome Commitments on Workload & Teacher Numbers
Commitments by Cabinet to reduce teacher workload
03 October 2014
United for Quality Education on World Teachers' Day
A letter from education unions
30 September 2014
EIS To Give Evidence on National Qualifications at Holyrood
Concerns raised over delivery and implementation
19 September 2014
Scottish Referendum Result – EIS Comment
The results from the 19th Sept 2014
10 September 2014
International report highlights heavy workload
Rising Class Sizes & Declining Pay in Scottish Schools
09 September 2014
Large Referendum Debate Turnout Anticipated in Glasgow
The third of our referendum debates
27 February 2015
Fortnight Focus on Workload
Commencing 9th March 2015
27 February 2015
Teachers Join Parents and Children To Fight Falkirk School Cuts
Join us on the demonstration, Saturday 28th February
26 February 2015
EIS Welcomes Confirmation Of Teacher Numbers Agreements
Last of the councils agree to no cuts
25 February 2015
Member e-bulletin - February 2015
All the latest EIS news and events from February 2015
25 February 2015
Member Letter: Rejection of Primary Cuts
The EIS position on cutting the school week
24 February 2015
EIS Welcomes New Intiative To Enhance School Leadership
Mandatory qualifications for headteachers
26 February 2015
EIS Welcomes Agreements on Teacher Numbers
news that 31 of Scotland's 32 local authorities have now accepted a new funding package from the Scottish Government that will commit councils to maintaining the number of teachers employed in Scotland's schools
16 February 2015
EIS Slams COSLA'S Bizarre Stance on Teacher Numbers
COSLA says cutting teachers has no impact on pupils’ attainment
13 February 2015
SEJ February 2015
The latest edition
16 February 2015
SEJ update – Teacher Numbers Secured?
A new deal secured?
10 February 2015
EIS welcomes new focus on tackling inequality through education
Commenting following the First Minister's comments today on tackling inequality and learning from initiatives such as the
27 February 2015
EIS to Vigorously Oppose Proposed Cuts to Primary School Week
EIS has condemned the decision of West Dunbartonshire Council to cut the teaching week
26 February 2015
EIS Welcomes West Dunbartonshire U-Turn On Primary School Week
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan comments following the announcement that West Dunbartonshire Council has abandoned its plan to cut the length of the primary school week
16 February 2015
Betrayal by COSLA on New Teacher Numbers Agreement
Commitment to teacher numbers dropped
03 February 2015
EIS Comment on Teacher Shortages
Response to increasing teacher shortages
02 March 2015
EIS Highlights Concerns over New Higher Implementation
Highlighted a number of concerns around the new CfE Higher qualification
28 January 2015
EIS-FELA Members Reject Latest Offer in Ayrshire College Dispute
Lecturers at Ayrshire College have rejected the latest offer from management
27 January 2015
Implementation of New Qualifications
Today’s announcement of the provisional entries for Highers, including the new Highers, by the Scottish Government.
27 January 2015
Update – EIS Condemns Ayrshire College Over ACAS Refusal
The EIS has condemned the decision of Ayrshire College management to refuse an EIS offer
23 January 2015
Update from General Secretary
Larry Flanagan provides a brief update on the current teachers' pay claim, workload and pensions.
22 January 2015
Pensions Update - January 2015
The Scottish Government is finalising the introduction of the new Scottish Teachers' pension scheme which will take effect from 1 April 2015.
19 January 2015
Response from Consulate of Pakistan
A kind letter from the Consulate of Pakistan
15 January 2015
Ayrshire College Strike
Update on the recent strike
05 January 2015
EIS Warns of 'Stitch-Up' on Teacher Numbers and Class Sizes
The EIS has written to John Swinney to raise its concerns
19 December 2014
EIS Members Highlight School Discipline Issues
EIS members ave been highlighting the types of discipline challenges that they face in their schools.
05 January 2015
Newly Released Papers Highlight Truths About 1980s Dispute
30 year rule reveals new facts
19 December 2014
EIS Highlights the Impact of Hunger on Children's Learning
The EIS is highlighting the impact of hunger on children’s ability to learn.
19 December 2014
EIS Secures over £180k for Work-Related Injuries to Members
Compensating members for actual loss, including pain and suffering
19 December 2014
Table of compensation - 2014
Examples of cases successfully resolved by the EIS
23 December 2014
EIS sends condolences to victims of Glasgow bin lorry crash
Glasgow teacher Stephenie Tait, was amongst those who died in the Glasgow lorry crash. We are thinking of Stephanie’s family, friends, pupils and colleagues at this very difficult time.
19 December 2014
Impact of Glasgow Education Cuts on Schools and Most Vulnerable Must be Reviewed
A further 15 EAL (English as an Additional Language) posts are to be cut in Glasgow in January
18 December 2014
Developing the Young Workforce National Advisory Group
Commenting following the formation of the National Advisory Group
22 January 2015
e-bulletin December 2014
All the latest EIS news and events from December 2014
19 January 2015
School attack in Peshawar, Pakistan
EIS comment on the tragedy
16 December 2014
EIS Welcomes New Shadow Education Spokesperson to Post
Announcement of new positions
16 December 2014
School Leaver Destinations - EIS response
Heading towards work, training or education
15 December 2014
EIS Welcomes Additional Funding
Strategy to tackle youth unemployment announced
10 December 2014
EIS Condemns Councils' Failure on Teacher Numbers Commitment
Failure to meet agreement on teacher numbers
13 February 2015
SEJ December 2014
SEJ December 2014
09 December 2014
Further strike action averted
Joint Media Statement From Ayrshire College and the EIS
09 December 2014
New EIS Vice-President 2014-2015 Elected
Welcoming the newest EIS Vice-President
28 November 2014
Smith Commission - EIS Response
Additional powers welcomed
25 November 2014
Scottish Lib Dem Conference - Where now for Scottish Education?
A summary of this weekend's conference
21 November 2014
Ayrshire College Lecturers Strike Ballot over Suspension of Branch Rep
Suspension of EIS Branch Rep disputed
21 November 2014
Scottish Cabinet Reshuffle - EIS Comment
Commenting on the Scottish Cabinet reshuffle, including the appointment of the new Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said
19 November 2014
Member e-bulletin - November 2014
All the latest EIS news and events from November 2014
18 November 2014
Strong Support in Ayrshire College Strike
A programme of strikes has been commenced
14 November 2014
Ayrshire College Lecturers to Strike over Contracts
Strike action on 18th November
14 November 2014
Education to the fore at EIS fringe event during SNP conference
The EIS will highlight the key questions facing Scottish education at this week’s Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Perth
12 November 2014
Health and Safety News November 2014
November News
11 November 2014
Commitment on Teacher Numbers Must be Renewed
EIS calls on the Scottish Government and COSLA to recommit
04 November 2014
Survey Highlights Need for Action to Reduce School Bureaucracy
An analysis of results from school reps
30 October 2014
EIS Calls for Substantial Devolution of Powers in Smith Submission
The EIS has called for substantial devolution of additional powers
04 November 2014
EIS Highlights Scale of College ASN Cuts
The unkindest cut of all
20 October 2014
School Assault Figures Raise Questions Over Staff Cuts
Education budget cuts have led to fewer staff
15 October 2014
New Analysis Highlights Workload Pressure and stress in HE Sector
Occupational specific stressors based on university management practices
10 September 2014
Scottish Green Conference: “Where now for Scottish Education?”
EIS to highlight the key questions facing Scottish education at this weekend’s Scottish Green Party conference
08 October 2014
Member e-bulletin - October 2014
All the latest EIS news and events from October 2014
08 October 2014
SEJ October 2014
The latest October edition of the SEJ
05 November 2014
Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC)
This leaflet includes the Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC). MAC is a tool developed to help users identify high risk workplace manual handling activities.