Created on: 20 Dec 2021 | Last modified: 20 Dec 2021
Further Survey Results
The second part of the results from our recent member survey has been released today. This section has a strong focus on the Health and Wellbeing of members.
The results show that 70% of teachers report that they experience stress as a result of their current working environment either ‘frequently’ or ‘all of the time’. The EIS report is based on the views of more than 16,000 teachers across Scotland who responded to the survey.
Read the survey results here.
Temporary change to fit notes and self-certification for illness
The Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021 came into force on 17 December 2021. As a result, self-certification for illness related time off work (sick leave) has been extended from 7 days to 28 days. You do not need a note from your doctor to cover the first 28 days of any spell of illness resulting in time off work.
EIS Office Opening Times
EIS HQ and Area Offices will be closed over the holiday period, from 24 December 2021 until 5 January 2022. Senior Officials will maintain contact, however, with the Scottish Government and COSLA and in the event of further changes being announced advice will be prepared for the start of the new term.