Skip to main content

‘It’s nonsensical for a lecturer to be paid more than a teacher’

James McEnaney, an educator who has made the switch from secondary to further education, makes the case for equal pay

Magazine article image

New students, new classes, new courses. Maybe a few new colleagues or a whole new school. For some, the (terrifying) start of a new career. It’s that time of year again.

Now that everyone is back to work, the new year can begin. The routine is much the same every year, but this time there’s something else – something big – on the agenda: the battle for a 10 per cent pay increase for Scotland’s teachers. The EIS teaching union’s campaign has been ramping up for months and now, unless there is some major movement on the side of councils and the Scottish government, a national strike is a very ...

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.

Subscribe now