EIS confident of an ‘overwhelming rejection’ of final pay offer by members
Teachers union general secretary argues Scottish Government underspend could settle pay claim “with cash to spare”
THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCOTLAND (EIS) is confident of both a large turnout and an “overwhelming rejection” by its members of the latest pay offer from the Scottish Government and COSLA, ahead of the opening of a ballot on the matter tomorrow (30 October).
Clashes in Holyrood over public sector pay as teachers' march in Glasgow looms
Workers seek to reclaim lost earnings of austerity era; EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan has said teachers pay in Scotland has fallen approximately 24 per cent in real terms over the past decade
THERE were clashes in the Scottish Parliament today (25 October) over demands from teachers for a pay rise after years of stagnant pay and mounting workload, ahead of a march of teachers in Glasgow on Saturday (27 October).
Exclusive: Campaigners call on Scottish Govt to release legal advice on testing
It remains unknown what legal advice the Scottish Government received on parents’ rights to opt out of the new national standardised tests, or whether it supports their position
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has been urged to release legal advice regarding parents' rights to opt out of controversial standardised tests, after an FOI confirmed that Ministers have received legal advice.
‘Cut your losses’, Greens tell John Swinney, as standardised testing is debated in parliament
EIS say evidence is contrary to Education Minister’s claim that Standardised Testing is “integral to everyday learning”
SCOTTISH GREENS education spokesperson Ross Greer MSP has told Education Minister John Swinney that he should “cut his losses” over the Scottish Government’s controversial standardised testing policy for schools, and at least scrap it for P1’s.
Scottish Government urged to abandon ‘cruel’ standardised testing following accounts of pupils’ distress
Feedback to the new tests submitted by teachers has been described by the Educational Institute of Scotland as ‘grim reading’
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has faced fresh calls to abolish its new regime of standardised testing after feedback from teachers raised concerns about the assessments’ impact on the mental health of young children.
Back to the blackboard: Education bill’s demise marks a chance for @ScotGov to reflect on its approach, experts say
Education experts say Tories’ ‘keenness’ for education bill may – and should – be cause for Scottish Government’s U-turn
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S decision to shelf its flagship Education Bill has been welcomed by education experts, who argue that important lessons must now be learnt on the government’s approach to education.
Pay all public sector workers in Scotland a minimum £10 an hour, STUC say
David Thomson reports for CommonSpace from the first day of the STUC Congress in Aviemore, where the teachers union EIS said it was willing to strike for a 10 per cent pay rise
THE SCOTTISH Trade Union Congress (STUC) are calling for public sector workers to be paid 10 pounds an hour as part of a new long-term pay policy to tackle pay loss and cost of living after a decade of austerity.
Stonewall Scotland report: Scotland's schools failing to tackle anti-LGBT bullying
Research from Stonewall Scotland highlights the severity of anti-LGBT bullying in Scottish schools
ALMOST HALF of LGBT pupils in Scotland facing bullying in school, while many fail to receive sufficient education or support from teachers, according to new research from LGBT charity Stonewall Scotland.