The SSTA Salaries and Executive Committees met today to consider the latest pay offer and the next steps in the pay dispute.
The SSTA is appalled by the actions of COSLA and Scottish Government in conducting the pay negotiations through the press and social media. COSLA and Scottish Government, together with the teacher unions, are partners in negotiations on schoolteachers’ pay and conditions of service. It shows a lack of respect of the established SNCT negotiating mechanism and the position of teachers. The SSTA together with sister teacher unions will be working to prevent this undermining of the negotiating process.
Despite this concern and the inability to undo what has occurred the SSTA Salaries Committee made the decision to consult members on the latest employers pay offer in order to gauge members’ views. All members employed by a local authority will receive an email invitation to the electronic consultative survey on Thursday 16 February with the survey closing on Friday 24 February at 1pm.
The SSTA urges all members to participate in the survey as this is vital in deciding the next steps of the pay campaign
For your information, please find below links to the pay offer letter from COSLA and a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.