Created on: 22 Apr 2007 | Last modified: 09 Feb 2021
The EIS has demanded that local authority group COSLA must make a pay offer to Scotland’s teachers following months of delay.
Secondary teachers in Dundee are set to take strike action in protest at the council’s faculty proposals which would remove subject specialist Principal Teachers from the authority’s Secondary schools.
The EIS is deeply concerned at the minimal improvements revealed in the recent publication of the second Diversity in Teaching Profession Scotland Annual Data Report 2022.
Following the first in-person meeting of Presidents and General Secretaries from the BIGTU, the group has called on policy makers within their jurisdictions to prioritise the tackling of teacher workload and the promotion of practitioner wellbeing.
Following a fifth day of national strike action by Scotland’s college lecturers, the EIS-FELA Executive met yesterday afternoon to consider the next steps in the industrial action campaign in pursuit of a fair pay award.
EIS Western Isles' LA welcomes comments from the Director of Education, William MacDonald, regarding the ongoing harmonisation of secondary timetables & digitalisation of teaching & learning.
The EIS has written to Western Isles Council to demand that the authority desist from misrepresenting the union’s position on remote learning.
College lecturers across Scotland will today (Wednesday 20th April) take strike action seeking a fair pay award that recognises their efforts during the COVID 19 Pandemic.
The EIS trade union is stepping up its campaign to ensure Comhairle nan Eilean Siar / Western Islands Council consults with staf
The EIS has served Dundee City Council with a notice of a Statutory Ballot for Industrial Action. The ballot will open on 19 April 2022.
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar / Western Islands Council is trying to use the pre-election period to implement sweeping changes to the learning and teaching practices in the authority’s secondary schools
Following protracted negotiations, that began with the submission of a pay claim in June 2021, EIS-FELA members have voted strongly for both strike action and action short of strike.
The EIS has said that free access to LFTs in schools remains essential to protecting staff and students and reducing the impact of Covid outbreaks on the provision of education.
Members of the country’s largest teaching union, the EIS, have voted to accept a pay offer for last year which should have been settled by April 2021.
Larry Flanagan, the General Secretary of the EIS, has announced that he will stand down from his post in the summer.
Dundee’s teachers have strongly voted in favour of industrial action over Dundee Council’s proposals to move to a faculty structure in its secondary schools.
The EIS will launch its Education Manifesto ahead of May’s Scottish local authority elections.
The EIS-FELA has opened a statutory ballot for strike action and action short of strike (ASOS), in pursuit of a fair pay deal for college lecturers in Scotland.
Ken Muir’s report is comprehensive and points very strongly to the need for education agencies to be more oriented towards both students and practitioners.
Commenting following the publication of revision support guidance by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
The Dundee Local Association of the EIS has today (Friday) opened a consultative strike ballot over Dundee Council’s proposals to move to a faculty structure in its secondary schools.
The EIS has welcomed the news that the Scottish Government will roll-out the availability of Covid vaccinations to young people in the 5-11 year old age group.
The EIS has issued a response to the announcement by the First Minister that some Covid safety mitigations in schools are to be removed from the end of the month...
The EIS welcomes the SQA announcement of a package of support for learners sitting exams in the forthcoming diet, given the significant levels of Covid disruption during this academic session so far.
Scotland’s teachers have overwhelming rejected the latest pay offer from Scotland’s local authorities and the Scottish Government, in a ballot organised by the EIS.
The EIS has strongly criticised the move by the Scottish Government to significantly scale up its spending on SNSAs despite the OECD’s very clear advice that the assessments are of limited value.
The EIS will today (Thursday) open a consultative ballot of its members on the latest pay offer to teachers.
Commenting, following the First Minister’s announcement of additional funding to improve air quality in Scotland’s schools
The Educational Institute of Scotland has called for additional support for students in light of continuing disruption to their education as a result of the Covid pandemic.
Scotland’s teachers have faced soaring levels of workload throughout the pandemic, and at a time when they are being offered a significant real-terms cut in their level of pay by COSLA and the Scottish Government.
The EIS has secured almost £170,000 in compensation settlements for members injured at work over the past year.
The EIS has called upon both the Scottish and UK Governments to support efforts to eliminate all barriers to girls' and women's participation in education in Afghanistan.
The EIS has welcomed progress in the roll-out of free school meal entitlement to more young people but called for action to be taken to ensure that all school pupils can receive a free, healthy school meal.
A major survey of teachers by the EIS has found that the Health & Wellbeing of Scotland’s teachers is being put at risk by the current circumstances in which they are working.
The Salaries Committee of the EIS has unanimously rejected a revised pay offer for teachers from COSLA and the Scottish Government.
The EIS has commented on today’s publication of National Improvement Framework (NIF) data...
A major EIS survey has confirmed that Scotland’s teachers remain concerned about potential Covid spread in schools and want to see effective safety mitigations in place throughout the winter.
The EIS has welcomed the announcement that Education Scotland will not resume ‘scrutiny’ inspections of schools in the New Year.
The EIS has opened a statutory industrial action ballot for its members in the Higher Education Sector.
The latest 'improved' pay offer to Scotland’s teachers has been unanimously rejected by the EIS Salaries Committee.
Scotland’s Rural College and the EIS union are pleased to announce that the planned strike action at SRUC campuses has today (3 November) been suspended with immediate effect.
We are passionate about children’s development and in the role of educator, take great responsibility to prepare the students for the future.
The Salaries Committee of the EIS has condemned as “wholly unacceptable” a pay offer that would result in a significant real-terms pay cut for Scotland’s teachers...
The EIS has commented on today’s launch of the Curriculum for Excellence Review Implementation Framework...
Strike action at Scotland's Rural University College (SRUC) enters 4th week
The EIS has welcomed today’s announcement by the Scottish Government that current school Covid safety mitigations are to be retained following advice from senior clinicians.
Lecturing staff at SRUC will take their third day of strike action as part of a continuing programme of industrial action in a long-running dispute over pay and grading.
Lecturing staff at SRUC will today take their second day of strike action in a continuing programme of industrial action in a long-running dispute over pay and grading.
The EIS describes The Scottish Government’s Education Recovery Plan, announced today, as a missed opportunity.
The EIS has called on the process to reform Scottish education bodies to focus its aim on improving support for the country’s schools.
The Teachers’ Side of the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) has today (Thursday) declared a formal dispute over the sub-inflationary pay offer made to Scotland’s teachers.
Lecturing staff at SRUC will commence a programme of industrial action in a long-running dispute over pay and grading.
The EIS has today (Friday) criticised the planned return of ‘scrutiny activity’ inspections...
The EIS has welcomed today’s decision by the UK’s Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) that young people aged between 12 and 15 should be offered a COVID vaccination.
The EIS has welcomed the publication by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) of the Stobart Report...
The significant rise in COVID cases linked to Scottish schools, confirmed in new figures released by Public Health Scotland, is a significant cause for concern...
With pupils and teachers across Scotland now having returned to the classroom, the EIS is calling for caution in the continuing operation of COVID safety mitigations in schools.
Commenting on today’s announcement by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) on plans for National Qualifications in 2021-22, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said...
Commenting on today’s announcement by the Scottish Government that exams will return in 2022, should public health advice allow, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said...
The EIS has congratulated Scotland’s senior students after a strong set of qualifications results were confirmed.
Following the announcement from the First Minister on the reopening of Scotland’s schools, EIS Assistant Secretary David Belsey said,
The EIS has welcomed today’s announcement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education that the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is to be scrapped.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the EIS has concluded this afternoon with the final Motions being debated and with the annual AGM address by General Secretary Larry Flanagan...
Scotland’s Teachers and lecturers have gathered virtually again today as the AGM of Scotland’s largest teaching union continues.
The outgoing President of the EIS has used her final speech in post to make a passionate plea for more support for pupils’ mental health and wellbeing...
The EIS has urged the Scottish Government to support the call for production of Coronavirus vaccines to be patent free worldwide.
Scotland’s Teachers and lecturers will gather virtually this week for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Scotland’s largest teaching union, the EIS...
The EIS has welcomed the review, announced today in Parliament, of the SQA and Education Scotland.
Following the Parliamentary announcement by Shirley Anne Somerville of an appeals system for NQs 2021, Larry Flanagan has called upon politicians to support the effort being made by schools and teachers to deliver qualifications.
The EIS has welcomed Shirley-Anne Somerville to her new post as Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills.
Ahead of tomorrow’s (Thursday) Scottish Parliament election the EIS has called on all political parties to deliver on the promises they have made...
The Executive of the EIS-FELA has today (Tuesday) unanimously agreed to ratify a resolution to the national college dispute, as agreed with the employers’ body Colleges Scotland last week...
The EIS will today officially publish the PACT project Phase 1 report as part of its continuing commitment to supporting anti-poverty professional learning for teachers across the country...
The pay offer made to Scotland’s teachers and associated professionals is “completely inadequate” and “fails to recognise the value of teachers to Scotland”, says Scotland’s largest teaching union...
The EIS welcomes this week’s publication of the first Diversity in Teaching Profession Scotland first Annual Data Report...
The EIS has responded to proposals on education released by a think-tank by saying that substantial investment is needed to support young people in their education recovery.
Ahead of the Cabinet review of the current lockdown situation, the EIS has urged the Scottish Government to err on the side of caution before planning school reopening...
The EIS has today urged all of Scotland’s teachers and students to ensure that they have a proper break over the Christmas holiday period...
The EIS published a new briefing paper which highlights the views of Headteachers (HTs) and Deputes (DHTs) on the pressures of working in schools during the pandemic.
The EIS has today (Wednesday) published two briefing papers which highlight the reality for teachers working during the pandemic in Scotland’s primary and secondary schools...
Teachers in three local authority areas – Glasgow, Fife and West Dunbartonshire – have today (Tuesday) voted overwhelmingly in favour of declaring a formal dispute with their employers...
The EIS has today (Tuesday) published a briefing paper which highlights the reality for teachers working during the pandemic in Special Education settings...
The EIS has today (Monday) published a new briefing paper which highlights the deep anxiety of teachers in vulnerable groups over COVID risks to their health....
The Executive Committee of the EIS has raised significant concerns over guidelines for the re-opening of Scotland’s schools...
The EIS has today (Wednesday) published a report highlighting the views of Headteachers (HTs) and Depute Headteachers (DHTs) in relation to planning for the re-opening of Scotland’s schools...
The full results of a major survey, carried out by the EIS, have highlighted the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and warned of challenges that must be overcome for schools to re-open.