Pay demand made by the Teachers' side

Dear Colleagues

You may have noted the comments in newspapers today about the pay demand made by the Teacher's side, and wrongly credited to the EIS. The claim was for a minimum of 3.3%, based on the rate of CPI during 2010.

Apart from the obvious purpose of this claim it is vitally important that our employers are aware of the loss teachers will suffer if a freeze on pay is maintained.

The Convener of Salaries and Conditions of Service is continuing to meet with the Employers to question their stated intention regarding conservation, payment of teachers on supply contracts and other issues. There is no agreement on any of these issues. At this stage we do not have a concrete proposal from the employers side. Regular updates will be posted on the website and emailed to members and all members will be informed when (if) there are fleshed out proposals to consider.

With best wishes

Yours sincerely

Ann Ballinger

General Secretary