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EIS Campaigns

The EIS is an organisation for all teachers, led by teachers and with all policy priorities set by teachers.

Recent COVID-19 events in Scottish Education have underlined the importance of teachers being a member of a professional association. Not only does such membership give you protection and security, it also gives you a voice.

The EIS, Scotland's largest teacher union, has been at the heart of discussions both nationally and locally, articulating the concerns of members and seeking agreements and reassurances around everything from risk assessments to job opportunities to professional support.

Larry Flanagan

Student Voices

Here, various student teachers talk about why they decided to pursue a career in teaching and discuss the various parts of their course that they find most enjoyable. They also give their reasons for joining the EIS and how they hope to get more involved in the union.

Erin McAuley

Working while you study

The University experience for some students is clouded by employers who take advantage of their lack of workplace knowledge. Some employers try to impose working practices on students that more experienced staff would not accept.

As Scotland's fourth largest trade union, the EIS works with the NUS and the STUC to campaign for better terms and conditions for young workers.

Here is a brief guide to employment law so that you can be aware of your rights at work.


NUS Scotland

NUS Scotland is the national campaigning organisation for students in Scotland. Representing over 500,000 students at college and university in Scotland, they promote, defend and extend the rights of students, and work to develop and champion strong students' associations.

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