Laura Sharman 22 February 2019

Teaching union rejects pay offer from councils

Teaching union rejects pay offer from councils image

The 9% pay increase offered to teachers in Scotland has been rejected by members of trade union EIS.

In a ballot, 57% of members voted to reject the pay offer from Scotland's local authorities and the Scottish Government.

EIS general secretary, Larry Flanagan said: 'EIS members have voted, by a very clear majority, to reject this pay offer. They have also expressed their willingness to move to a ballot for industrial action in pursuit of an improved pay settlement for Scotland's teaching professionals.'

In response, COSLA’s resources spokesperson, Cllr Gail Macgregor said: 'We absolutely value the education of our young people and throughout these negotiations have re-iterated the value we place on our teachers and the work that they do.

'That is why a very fair offer, at the absolute limits of what we could afford, was presented to our teachers and I am disappointed with today’s rejection.'

EIS said that without an improved offer, it would be moving towards strike action.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Co-ordinators

Buckinghamshire Council
£30,874 - £37,188 per annum
Interested in a career as an EHC Coordinator? Come along to our drop-in event to meet members of the SEND team and find out more about the role! England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
Recuriter: Buckinghamshire Council

Project Support Officer

Essex County Council
£24001.0 - £26275 per annum
This fixed term contract is for 12 month duration Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK and ha England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Social Worker - Mulberry Tree Family Centre

Essex County Council
Negotiable
Please note this post is based at The Mulberry Tree Family Centre in Colchester Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic loc England, Essex, Clacton-On-Sea
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Experienced Social Workers - Adults Social Care - Learning Disabilities Team

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£26,999 - £32,878
We’re looking for Social Workers to join the team! Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Senior Practitioner - SGO & Connected Person Assessment Team.

Essex County Council
£38000.0 - £46000.0 per month
The Team A new Special Guardianship Order (SGO) and Connected Person Assessment team was created in Essex in April 2019. This team has been undertakin England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

Register for your free magazine