Secondary Teacher Union Rejects Latest Employer Offer

The Salaries and Conditions of Service Committee of the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today unanimously rejected the proposals from the employers’ organisation, COSLA, regarding changes to Scottish teachers’ conditions of service. The matter will now be put to a ballot…

Teacher Union Gives Pension Proposals Variable Report

The SSTA, representing 8500 Scottish Secondary Teachers, today accepted much of the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission (the Hutton Report) but at the same time rejected one of the central proposals. Speaking today in Edinburgh, SSTA General Secretary, Ann Ballinger…

Union Warns Over Abuse of Internet Help for Pupils

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association, representing 8500 teachers in Scotland’s Secondary Schools, today warned its members over problems caused following harassment of some of its member via electronic mail.   In particular harassment by pupils was now a significant concern.…

Scottish Teacher Union Warns on Impact of Cuts

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association, representing 8500 teachers in Scotland’s Secondary Schools, today warned its members on the impact of the cuts in education budgets currently under discussion in many Scottish local authorities.   The union expressed particular concerns that…

Teacher Union Ballots on New Curriculum

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association, representing 8500 Secondary Teachers, is to hold an indicative ballot on the Scottish Government’s proposals for a new curriculum for Scottish schools. Following a meeting of the Executive Committee today SSTA General Secretary, Ann Ballinger…

TOO MANY ISSUES DEVOLVED TO HEADTEACHERS SAYS TEACHER UNION

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today supported complaints made by secondary headteachers in relation to issues now being delegated to them. In a newsletter to members, SSTA General Secretary, Ann Ballinger, attacked local authorities in their approach to the issue.…