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…

Work to Contract

Colleagues, SSTA representatives were involved in pension negotiations during the summer but there remains no immediate prospect of an acceptable offer. The very real threat to our pensions continues with younger teachers bearing the largest burden of this particular attack…

Update on Pension Negotiations

Colleagues, You will be aware that the Association is involved in negotiations with the Scottish Government and employers in an attempt to secure the best possible future pension arrangement for all teachers. Unfortunately negotiations continue to be constrained by events…

Working to Contract – Advice from the SSTA

This advice sets out the context for working for contract and should answer all but the most complicated questions. If you have a query not answered by this information please do not hesitate to contact the Association at *protected email* 

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