10 February 2011 Update


During the course of today we have become aware of some unexpected additional cuts to education within Local Authority budget proposals.

At yesterday's meeting COSLA did warn the teachers' side that their proposal would appear as “ a done deal”   in budgets because “these savings have to be made” but they (COSLA) were still prepared to negotiate.

The Teachers' side have not agreed to any proposal, and will not.

A final decision will be made by members in a ballot.

As soon as there is further information available, even if the report is     ‘no progress', you will be informed.

Yours sincerely

Ann Ballinger

General Secretary