Created on: 10 Mar 2022

Teachers’ pay and conditions are negotiated in the tri-partite forum of the SNCT (Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers) and the EIS believes it is critical that free collective bargaining is facilitated through this machinery.

 The EIS demands:

  • Councils, and in particular their collective body COSLA, commit to maintaining the integrity of collective bargaining within the tripartite SNCT machinery, recognising that teachers have nationally agreed pay scales

  • COSLA commits to exploring options to ensure timeous negotiations to deliver pay agreements, including consideration of movement to an August settlement date

  • An early positive settlement of the teachers’ pay claim for 2022/23, 10%, to address the cost of living crisis and continue the restorative journey started by the EIS’s Value Education Value Teachers campaign and settlement

  • Rejection of the introduction and use of workplace parking levies which would simply compound the financial challenges facing teachers.