10 February 2011 Update

Colleagues 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…

Update on SNCT Meeting

Dear Colleagues I regret to inform you that no final decision was reached at the SNCT meeting today.   It was agreed in advance that the discussion would not be subject to comment outside the meeting until a decision is…

Negotiations with COSLA

Dear Colleagues The convener of the Salaries and Conditions committee was part of the delegation which met with COSLA and the Scottish Government on Monday 31 January.   Subsequently our Salaries and Conditions of Service Committee met today, Tuesday 1…

Threatened action by Aberdeen City Council

TO Members in Aberdeen City Dear Colleague You will have received a communication from Aberdeen City Council this morning, which is a blatant attempt to blackmail teachers in the authority. This Association utterly condemns any attempt to blackmail teachers into…

Update for members

Dear Colleagues We were informed today that the SNCT meeting on Wednesday has been cancelled due to inclement weather.   There is no date as yet for the rescheduled meeting.   As soon as we have information it will be…

Press speculation about changes to conditions

Dear Colleagues You may have noted speculation in TESS about the creation of new posts for current probationers. I have sought assurances that teachers currently seeking employment will not be penalised and am somewhat reassured by the promise that posts…