Scotland’s largest teaching union is set to reject new proposals to increase salaries. The BBC reports.
The EIS has been calling for teachers to be given a 10% rise to restore the value of salaries following public sector pay caps.
However, employers – represented by councils and the Scottish government – have suggested 3% for those earning up to £80,000 and changes to pay bands.
The union is set to respond formally to the offer at a meeting on 18 September.
The EIS has already rejected proposals put forward by employers in March for a 3% rise for staff earning up to £36,500, capped at 2% for those on higher salaries.
In a statement. the EIS said: “We will continue to negotiate in good faith with both Cosla and the Scottish government. We must be preparing, also, for the likelihood of a ballot during this session and the possibility of industrial action.”
The union is planning a large national rally in support of its 10% pay claim at the end of next month.
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