• STV
  • MySTV

Teachers accept 13% pay proposal to end strike threat

Members of the EIS union have accepted the Scottish Government’s deal staggered over three years.

Protest: Teachers marched through Glasgow last year.
Protest: Teachers marched through Glasgow last year.

Teachers across Scotland have overwhelmingly accepted a 13% pay proposal.

Members of the country's largest teaching union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), voted to accept the Scottish Government's deal staggered over three years - bringing talk of further strike action to an end.

It offers a 3% rise backdated to last April, 7% from next month, and a further 3% from April 2020 with a total increase of 13.51%.

The proposal also includes additional commitments to tackle workload, support teacher professional development, and enhancing the leadership programme.

EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said: "The EIS launched the Value Education, Value Teachers campaign in January last year, with the aim of securing a fair pay settlement for Scotland's teachers.

"The campaign has been a significant success and has now secured an improved proposal that will increase teachers' pay by at least 10% by this April, compared to current salary scales.

"Our members have given their overwhelming backing to this proposal, so the EIS will now move to formally conclude an agreement."

The ballot closed on Wednesday at noon with 98% of members voting in favour, with a 76% turnout.

https://stv.tv/news/scotland/1432262-thousands-of-teachers-march-demanding-10-pay-rise/ | default

Thousands of teachers marched through the streets of Glasgow last October as part of the campaign.

Mr Flanagan added: "The package is good news for Scotland's teaching professionals and for Scottish education, and it has been achieved by the unity and determination of EIS members across the country.

"All that remains is for Cosla, as the employers, to formally adopt the proposal at its leaders' meeting on Friday of this week and to then make an official offer through the SNCT."

Deputy first minister John Swinney said: "This is a positive outcome and reflects the partnership approach we want to take with local government and the professional associations, providing certainty on pay, a shared agenda on addressing workload, additional support for learning and empowering schools. 

"Only Cosla as employers can make a formal pay offer and leaders will decide this on Friday. 

"The Scottish Government will support a revised offer which takes industrial action on pay off the table and sets our shared agenda for the next two years."

Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and is available for iPhone from the App store and for Android from Google Play. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This must be at least 6 characters long.
ShowHide
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long.
You must be over 16 to join STV.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
We need this to check that you live in an STV region.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid postcode
Would you like us to email you about our great shows and services from time to time?
We'll only send emails we think you'll like (see example) based on information you have supplied and shows you have watched on STV Player. For details on emails and advertising, see our STV & You page.
Would you like to receive emails from the Scottish Children's Lottery about draws, instant games and competitions?
We support the Scottish Children's Lottery (SCL), which is managed by our colleagues at STV ELM Ltd. You can find out more about the SCL on its website, including its Privacy Policy.

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, and understand our Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.