News / Scotland by Press Association January 11, 2019, 10:49 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A union is holding a special meeting which could decide to ballot teachers for strike action over pay. A special meeting of the EIS teaching union’s council will take place in Edinburgh on Saturday. Members have been told it will decide on the next phase of a campaign for a 10% pay rise. An update to members said this “may well be a move to a statutory ballot for industrial action”, unless the Scottish Government and council umbrella body Cosla provide further concessions in pay negotiations. Education Secretary John Swinney has said an updated offer from the Government and Cosla is “a better deal than for any group of public sector workers in the UK”, but it was rejected by the teachers’ side of the negotiations earlier this week. Teaching unions claim teachers’ pay has fallen 20% in real terms in the past decade and a significant increase is needed to show teachers they are valued and to help boost staff recruitment and retention. In an update to members, the EIS stated: “In an attempt to agree a… Read full this story
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