Increase in Employee Pension Contributions

As from April 1st 2013 the following increases to employee pension contributions will apply. Full Time Equivalentpensionable pay Contribution rate 2012/13 Contribution rate 2013/14 Contribution rateincrease against 2012/13 Up to £14,999 6.4% 6.4% 0% £15,000 to £25,999 7.0% 7.0% 0%…

SSTA Expresses Disgust

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today expressed disgust at in the middle of continuing attempts to produce a Scottish solution to the Public Sector Pension fiasco the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee has failed to protect Scottish teachers by…

Scotland’s Teaching Unions United in Condemnation of Pensions Hike

Scotland’s two largest teaching unions, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) and the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) have today been united in their condemnation of an increase in the pensions contributions paid by Scotland’s teachers. The Scottish Government has…

STSS Consultation

The Scottish Public Pension Agency has put out a Consultation on draft regulations for proposed employee contribution increases from April 2013 for the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme. Members can access the Consultation and information on how to respond to it…

Council – 1 December 2012

1. Council approved the nominations of James Forbes (Midlothian) for President and Robert Macmillan (Fife) for Vice President. There being no other nominations both are duly elected for 2013-2015. Congratulations to both.

SPPA STSS Circular 2012/10

The SPPA have today issued a circular to raise awareness of a cold calling phone scam and make clear that SPPA does not cold call scheme members and pensioners. The circular can be downloaded from the SPPA website

Work to Contract Campaign Suspended

Colleagues, Thank you for your support in our Work to Contract Campaign. It has been agreed by Council that it is now appropriate to suspend the campaign. This is because of the ongoing negotiation with Scottish Government aiming to effect…

SSTA “Protect my Pension” initiative

In addition to the work to contract, the Association is about to begin a new phase of its pensions campaign. Members in schools have been sent post cards pre-addressed to the House of Commons and the Scottish Parliament. Please use…