Member Bulletin – 5 June 2024

The SNCT Pay Claim 2024-2025 – Pay Offer Rejected

The SNCT Teachers’ Side pay claim for 2024-2025 is 6.5% for all SNCT grades from August 2024 was made in January 2024.  The SNCT Extended Joint Chairs (SSTA, EIS, COSLA and Scottish Government)  met on 4 June and a pay offer was issued by the employers.
The pay offer was to cover the SNCT Pay Year 1 August 2024 to 31 July 2025 and consists of:

  • A 2% undifferentiated increase on all SNCT pay points effective from 1 August 2024.
  • A further undifferentiated 1% increase on all SNCT pay points effective from 1 May 2025.

Please follow the link to the COSLA Pay Offer Letter 4 June 2024 

The SNCT Teachers’ Side met on Wednesday 5 June to consider the employers pay offer and it was unanimously rejected by all the teacher unions. The Teachers’ Side is now seeking further negotiations to improve the pay for Scottish Teachers.

Please follow the link to the Teacher’ Side response to the pay offer 
Paul Cochrane, SSTA Salaries and Conditions of Service Convenor said.
“Unfortunately, despite moving the pay date from April to August and engaging with employers since January, we find that COSLA sees all of these concessions as an opportunity to double down on their delaying tactics. At a time when teachers donate an extra day per week for no pay to hold up a broken system, it is particularly galling that our employers still view us as a political pawn in the local government finance negotiating farce”.
“The SSTA looks forward to negotiations taking place quickly so as to reach a settlement that is a step towards the restoration of teachers pay and will encourage the retention of secondary teachers”.