The SSTA has launched a formal ballot on the improved pay offer received from COSLA . The SSTA is advising all members to consider carefully the details of the pay offer. Please note that it is structured differently from the previous pay offer that members were asked to consider in the consultative survey in February.
The offer is for 28 months and is in three parts for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 July 2024:
- A 7% increase at all SNCT pay points with effect from 1 April 2022, with a cap at a starting salary of £80,000 or over, where a £5,600 flat rate uplift to salary will apply.
- A further increase of 5% at all SNCT pay points with effect from 1 April 2023, with a cap at a starting salary of £80,000 or over where a £4,000 flat rate uplift to salary will apply.
- A further increase of 2% at all SNCT pay points with effect from 1 January 2024, with a cap at a starting salary of £80,000 or over where a £1,600 flat rate uplift to salary will apply.
A draft set of salary scales based on the revised pay offer can be found here.
The formal online ballot will be conducted by Mi-Voice, an independent scrutineer and will close at 4.00pm on Thursday 9 March 2023. It is vitally important that members respond as quickly as possible to ensure that all members’ views can be considered.
The SSTA is an autonomous teachers’ union and will determine its own position on pay and future industrial action following the outcome of this formal ballot. As a member-led union, the ballot is a fundamental part of our democratic process, and it will be acted upon by the SSTA elected-member committees.
Remember the SSTA is the only teachers’ union that speaks solely on behalf of Scottish Secondary teachers. Every member’s view is important!
The email invitation to take part in the ballot will be sent out by Mi-Voice at approx. 4.30pm on Monday 6 March 2023 from firstname.lastname@example.org. The email will be sent to members preferred email addresses. If you cannot see the email, please check the junk/spam folder.
Should you be unable to find your ballot email, you can request that the email is re-sent by visiting www.mi-vote.com/secure/ssta and entering the required information.