Earlier today the EIS Executive met as part of its normal cycle of meetings and its discussions included the ongoing pay dispute and associated strike action. The Executive Committee was pleased with the strong strike turnouts and was cognisant of the fact that these seem to have focussed Scottish Government/COSLA minds in greater efforts to negotiate a settlement.
The Executive noted that there were 16 days of strike action in places across Scotland before the February break. The Executive approved a further 22 days of strike action after the February break until late April in pursuit of the pay claim. This decision reflects the strike mandate given by members in November for escalating strike action in pursuit of the pay claim.
After the February school break, there will be two days of national strike action for all members on Tuesday 28th February and Wednesday 1 March.
There will be a further 20 days of rolling strike action between 13 March and 21 April 2023.
Over this period, each Local Association member would be on strike for 2 consecutive days.
Therefore, each individual member will be out on strike for 4 days between February 28 and April 21 if there is no resolution to the dispute.
The Executive is determined to bring about a successful resolution to this dispute as quickly as possible, and it believes that the configuration of the planned strike dates is the best strategy to realise this.
Please also note that there will be a national march and rally in Glasgow on March 11.