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A new McCrone pay review is imminent, say councils

Cosla expects agreement this month – but warns government funding will be key

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Councils are looking to reach a deal over teacher pay by the end of this month and have told Tes Scotland that they expect the agreement to include a commitment to a McCrone-style review of teachers’ terms and conditions.

In an exclusive interview, Stephen McCabe – children and young people spokesman for councils’ umbrella body Cosla – said that it had been “many years” since “a wider review” of teachers’ pay.

The McCrone deal – which was designed to bring teachers’ pay in line with that of other professionals and led to a 23 per cent pay rise over three years – was implemented in 2001.

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