The EIS has refuted claims made by the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, that a recently proposed pay offer would make Scotland's teachers the best paid in the UK.
It's World Teachers' Day, where EI will be highlighting the importance of education and the need to ensure sufficient numbers of highly qualified and appropriately paid teachers to guarantee quality provision.
Teacher pay talks broke down earlier, today, after the Scottish Government and COSLA refused to consider improvements to their previous offer, already rejected by EIS negotiators as “derisory” and “divisive”.
Teachers and lecturers from across Scotland will gather in Glasgow today (Saturday) to discuss racism in society and explore what can be done to combat this through education.
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan commenting on the release of the OECD report Education at a Glance.
The Cabinet Secretary’s statement to parliament this afternoon gave no more reassurance to EIS members than his statements last week on publication of the User Review of the first year of implementation.
Commenting on the First Minister’s statement on the Programme for Government to the Scottish Parliament today, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
The EIS has responded to the Scottish Government's Review of the first year of SNSAs and reaffirmed its serious concerns over the educational value of SNSAs.
Commenting on the right of parents to withdraw their children from the P1 standardised assessments a spokesperson from the EIS said:
EIS response to an interview with John Swinney where he acknowledged issues with teacher recruitment and workload.
Winner of competition has been announced...
The EIS has welcomed the publication of a stable set of SQA exam results.
The EIS response to suggestions "cash-strapped" schools may have to introduce four-and-a-half day weeks to save money.
The EIS has highlighted the importance of all elected representatives at Holyrood showing leadership to ensure equality in schools, colleges and universities.
The EIS recently gave a comment on standardised testing.
The EIS has today (Tuesday) welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to pause proposed legislation on its Education Bill.
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan has commented on the Audit Scotland report on Scotland's colleges.
The EIS has sent a May Day mayday on teachers' pay, and urged the country's parents to get behind the union's Value Education, Value Teachers campaign.
The internationally renowned Finnish educationalist, Pasi Sahlberg, will be the keynote speaker at this Saturday’s (28 April) Education Conference, organised by the EIS.
The EIS has presented evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee on the severe impact that poverty can have on young people's educational attainment and achievement.
General Secretary Larry Flanagan recently wrote an article for the Morning Star regarding the 10% teacher pay claim.
Larry Flanagan speaking about weapons in schools.
General Secretary Larry Flanagan speaking to Times Educational Supplement.
General Sectary Larry Flanagan speaking at the first day STUC Congress.
The EIS has secured over £450,000 in compensation settlements for members injured at work over the past year.
The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) has formally agreed a number of proposals in relation to pay and conditions of service for teachers and associated professionals.
The EIS has welcomed the confirmation in today’s draft Scottish Budget that the 1% public sector pay cap will be lifted in the next financial year.
The EIS has commented on today’s publication of the independent review of student support.
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The EIS has today (Tuesday), welcomed the launch of a consultation on the Education (Scotland) Bill.
The EIS has welcomed the announcement by Deputy First Minister John Swinney that the Scottish Government is offering bursaries of £20,000 to graduates to change career and become teachers.
The EIS held a joint fringe meeting with the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, at the SNP Conference today (Tuesday) where Mr Swinney outlined the Scottish Government’s aims and policies for Education.
The EIS will present evidence to the Education and Skills Committee highlighting its concern surrounding lack of adequate training and resources for the Named Person legislation whilst not opposing the principle aim of the scheme.
Representatives of the EIS have spoken in support of two TUC Congress Motions.