A special meeting of the national EIS council will convene on Saturday to consider the next phase of the campaign for a 10% pay rise for teachers. There are currently two occupational pension schemes for teachers in Scotland, the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme (STSS) and the Scottish Teachers’ Pension Scheme 2015 (STPS 2015). EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said: "The EIS executive has agreed the timeline for the opening of a strike ballot over pay. The Scottish Journal - The Website of Record. The government and councils have urged unions to put this offer to their members. 06 March 2019 Strong Support for College Strike Continues Across Scotland. The purpose of this circular is to: remind employers to deduct strike days from pensionable service reported for year ending 31 March 2012 . "Our members have shown a great deal of patience over the past year, but this patience is now exhausted. Teacher strike averted after new Scottish Government pay offer ... “I am prepared to increase the funding for restructuring pay grades from 3% in January 2019 to 4% from April 2019. The legendary former Celtic midfielder has paid tribute to 'Dr Jo' after his tragic passing aged 84. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) will hold two days of meetings to decide if it should ask members if they want to take industrial action. Terrified Scots mum and baby trapped in smoke-filled flat after pram torched in 'deliberate' attack. Strikes have an uncanny ability to focus the minds’ of ministers. Sun 10 Feb 2019 06.00 EST. A man became infected with the virus at the Maryhill Tesco Extra branch. Arran McCarron, 22, pled guilty to buying the class B drug with pals. The turnout would need to be at least 50%. If there is a strike it will be called for a time where to maximise impact otherwise it's pointless. Emergency crews raced to the scene on Main Street just after 11am this morning. Teachers at a recent protest over pay THE threat of a wave of school strikes this summer has been lifted after the Scottish Government improved its offer on teachers' pay. The ballot of EIS members was due to get under way on Monday. Teachers have been warned that they should not let children walk out on 'climate strike' ahead of a weekend chaos from planned action. Sign Up. An SNCT circular (pdf) and Handbook entries It also includes additional commitments aimed at tackling teachers’ workloads, supporting professional development and enhancing the teacher leadership programme. ... 19 September 2019 • 6:03pm. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards were asked to help out with the logistics. Lorna McNee is the first female chef to be awarded one in the city. Teachers To Be Balloted On Strike Action 13 January 2019, 09:04 One of Scotland's largest teaching unions has given its approval to open a statutory strike ballot over pay. EIS members at those schools regularly went on strike three days a week. Scottish teachers strike a step closer Author: Collette McGonigle Published 11th Jan 2019 The executive committee of Scotland's largest teaching union has announced it is to recommend a move towards balloting members on industrial action over pay. The Scottish Journal is an online newspaper based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Anas Sarwar calls on Scottish Government to focus on creating jobs and not independence, The favourite to become the new leader of Scottish Labour said there had been a shocking rise in the number of Scots claiming out-of-work benefits, Glasgow Tesco worker dies after Covid-19 outbreak at Maryhill store. The Prime Minister was boxed in by opposition leaders in the Commons over his 'slow response' as Labour called for key workers to be vaccinated as a priority. All of the Michelin-Starred restaurants in Scotland as Cail Bruich gains Glasgow's first in 18 years. 12/2011 : WHO SHOULD READ: All HR and Payroll Managers. SCOTTISH teachers only won their substantial pay rise by threatening to strike, Education Institute of Scotland (EIS) general secretary Larry Flanagan said today. While most schools were affected by strikes during this dispute, secondary schools in Conservative constituencies were targeted. The executive committee of Scotland's largest teaching union has announced it is to recommend a move towards balloting members on industrial action over pay. The Association of Irish Celtic Supporters' Clubs have ramped up pressure on the Parkhead board to act with an ominous statement. An earlier offer, which Mr Swinney said at the time was the "best available" and would ultimately give most teachers a rise of between 5 per cent and 11 per cent, was rejected by the teachers' side of negotiations in September. If an improved offer is not forthcoming, the EIS would be initiating the process towards strike action, said general secretary Larry Flanagan.. Scotland’s main teaching union is to hold talks on whether to call a strike over teachers’ pay. The University and College Union has called an eight-day strike across Britain’s universities starting on November 25. The EIS has warned that the pay of Scotland’s teachers must be substantially improved this year if strike action in schools is to be avoided. Subscribe to our daily newsletter! SUBJECT: Reporting of strike days. Teachers’ strike move halted as fresh pay offer put on table. "A special EIS council meeting has been arranged for this Saturday, January 12, to decide on the next phase of the campaign, which may well be a move to a statutory ballot for industrial action, if there is no further movement from Scottish Government and Cosla.". Army spotted setting up Hamilton vaccination centre in Covid battle. But just because Virginia teachers aren’t on strike doesn’t make their situations less dire, Pedersen said. Image copyright PAImage caption Thousands of teachers marched in Glasgow last OctoberScotland's main teaching union is to hold talks on whether to call a strike over teachers' pay.The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) will hold two days of meet Teachers at a Scottish school campus built on a former landfill site are pressing ahead with a planned strike despite an independent review finding no link to ill health. Man's body found near Forth and Clyde Canal as cops lock down Falkirk street. 8th March 2019. © 2021 - The Scottish Journal. ———————- However, the new offer from the Scottish government was discussed by the union’s national council this morning and the union is expected to […] My stomach churns at what my placing an X in box will mean. Get the stories that matter to you sent straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter. The state we’re in: will the pandemic revolutionise the role of government? Scottish teachers balloted for strike action in pay dispute By Darren Paxton 23 January 2019 Teachers in Scotland are demanding a 10 percent pay increase, having rejected on several occasions the Scottish government’s offer of a paltry 3 percent. Last modified on Sun 10 Feb 2019 06.02 EST . ‘Teachers in Scotland would strike – but it’s not inevitable’ ... On the eve of Timss 2019 report, the man behind the global education study speaks out about the plight of the profession . 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