Teaching union EIS set to reject latest pay offer

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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