At its meeting today, EIS Council voted, by a majority decision, to recommend rejection of the revised pay offer from COSLA.

A wide range of views were expressed at today's meeting, with arguments both for and against the proposed offer.

A consultative ballot of EIS members will now be held on the offer, with a recommendation from Council that it should be rejected. Council also agreed that the ballot communication will reflect the range of opinions expressed, and arguments both for and against the offer, to support members in making an informed decision.

Commenting, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said, "Following today's decision at Council, it will now be for our members to decide on whether to accept or reject this revised offer."