Day of Action

Dear Colleagues, A huge thank you to everyone who gave up their time yesterday to stand on wet and windy streets throughout Scotland and publicise our opposition to the planned theft from public sector pensions. The event in Edinburgh was…

Members who are about to embark on maternity leave

Dear Colleagues In view of the fact that a very small number of our members who are about to embark on maternity leave may be in danger of compromising their Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP). It has been decided that all…

Questions about Strike Action

The Association will inform your employer of the result of the ballot and the number of members in each establishment likely to take strike action on 30 November. Your employer will inform the Head Teacher of the number of employees…

Ballot on Industrial Action

Ballot Papers for the ballot on Industrial Action resulting from changes to Pension Provision are being sent out by the Independent Scrutineer to member’s home addresses from Tuesday 8 November. The Ballot closes at 12 noon on Monday 21 November.…

Government’s Offer on Public Sector Pensions

You will have seen the announcement from the UK Government today and their claim that this ‘new proposal’ answers all of our concerns. They even claim this new proposal is a good deal for teachers. To assist your deliberations the…

SSTA to Ballot on Strike Action on Pensions

The SSTA today decided to ballot its members on strike action in defence of members’ pensions. The decision was taken unanimously by the union’s Executive at a meeting in Edinburgh today.

Pensions – The Current Situation

As members will be aware, there has been discussion between the TUC and Treasury on the issue of public sector pensions. Additionally, the Independent Public Sector Pensions Commission, chaired by Lord Hutton, reported in March this year. The Report contained…

Pensions Update – Letter to School Representatives

Dear Colleagues Pensions Update I wrote before the summer holiday to inform you of discussions taking place with the UK Government with regard to proposed changes to pension rules. I informed you that discussions were under way at the UK…
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