Members' Briefing - 27 February 2023

Invitation to all SSTA members



SSTA Strike Action Deferred

“It was a tough decision, but we believe it was the right one”

The General Secretary will hold a briefing for members on how the decision was reached, details of the consultative survey and the way forward with the pay campaign.

Monday 27 February at 5.00pm

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The SSTA National Executive agreed in light of the members response in the survey to defer the industrial action planned on 28 February and 1 March in the expectation of an improved pay offer in the coming days. The SSTA will in conjunction with other teacher unions reinstate the industrial action in March should an improved pay offer not be forthcoming. To see the full SSTA statement

The SSTA does understand that the decision was not welcomed by all members but prides itself on being a member-led union that will always consult its members on major decisions such as pay and industrial action.


Strike Action by Other Teacher Unions

Although SSTA has deferred its strike action on 28 February and 1 March members of other teacher unions are intending to take strike action. SSTA members are reminded to be respectful of these colleagues and ensure not to undertake any of their duties.

Members are advised not to accept any variation to their contracted duties and/or undertake the timetabled or other responsibilities of those involved in the strike.

In addition, the SSTA has been approached by members who would like to support colleagues taking strike action in the coming day by contributing to a solidarity fund. The SSTA Executive will be considering establishing a mechanism in how such contributions can be made at its meeting later this week.



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