February 2019

Created on: 11 Feb 2019

Vol. 103, Issue No. 01

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Consultative Ballot on SNCT Pay Offer

The EIS is currently in the midst of a consultative ballot on the latest pay offer made to teachers. The revised offer, based on a 3 year deal (2018-2020) with pay rises of 3% payable this year, was tabled by local authorities through the SNCT...(Page 08)


Negotiations are Key to Avoiding Further Strike Action

FE Lecturers across Scotland were on strike, joined picket lines and took to the streets in January in pursuit of a cost of living pay rise. Strike action is not something that any trade unionist takes lightly, and for Scotland's 5,000 FE lecturers, this was the third period of industrial action in three years...(Page 10) 

Pam Currie

Calling Time on More for Less

The EIS-ULA recently opened a statutory strike ballot in support of its pay campaign. EIS-ULA has been in dispute with the employers' group, UCEA, since July 2018 over a failure to agree a cost of living pay rise...(Page 14) 

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EIS Survey Highlights Teachers' Concerns

A major survey of Scotland's teachers, carried out by the EIS, has laid bare teachers' concerns over pay, workload and support for pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN). The survey was carried out in December with more than 12,000 teachers taking part...(Page 15)

Survey Results

Sobering Stories of the Holocaust Remind Us: Do Not Stand By

National Officer for Education and Equality, Jenny Kemp, attended the recent Holocaust Memorial Day Trust event in the Scottish Parliament sponsored by the EIS and others. Here, Jenny reports on the excellent speakers and the powerful testimony from Holocaust survivor Janine Webber BEM, who shared the story of her extraordinary childhood. The adversity she lived through was beyond imagining...(Page 20)