The Salaries Committee met today during our 14th day of rolling strikes when members in Dundee and Argyll and Bute were out on strike. Solidarity with them and with the colleagues from South Lanarkshire and Western Isles who will be striking tomorrow in pursuit of our pay claim!
The Salaries Committee heard reports from the Salaries Convener on the slow and frustrating progress of pay negotiations to date - this as a result of the Scottish Government and COSLA’s failure to bring any new money to the table to enable proper negotiation.
The Committee also discussed the exchange in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, focused on the Teachers' Pay Dispute. It was agreed that the EIS should respond to the First Minister's reply to the question put to her on the progress of negotiations.
You can read the press release issued here.
Members will be kept abreast of any new developments as they occur.