On Monday 28th October, The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) formally agreed a number of proposals in relation to pay and conditions of service for teachers and associated professionals.
Please find attached the Pay and Conditions of Service Agreement 2015-2017 and the supporting documents.
The agreement includes:
- Pay – A 1.5% uplift from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 shall apply. Thereafter, a 1% uplift in pay from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 shall apply. Replacement pages are provided for Appendices 2.1 and 2.5, Annex A of the Handbook.
- Supply – An evaluation and review of the impact of the recommendations of the Supply Teachers Working Group will be concluded by January 2016 with a view to addressing any ongoing issues in the delivery of supply teaching. A number of councils (more than 50%) are already paying the full supply rate from the first day. A letter will go out shortly to confirm to councils that this is permissible within the current agreement.
- Workload – A statement and principles for managing teacher workload has been agreed. The statement is to be circulated widely so that all negotiations for Working Time Agreements will take the substance into consideration. A new appendix 2.18 is appended and should be inserted into the Handbook.
The SSTA is committed to see this agreement developed and bring about improvements in conditions of service for all its members. A diary insert showing the new salary scales will be issued to members in the coming weeks.