Emma Seith

New pay deal unlikely before summer holidays, say unions

Salary talks could be delayed as research shows how Scottish teachers are paid less than their peers abroad

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Scottish teaching unions are urging the government to bring salaries into line with other Western countries where teachers earn up to 30 per cent more.

At the same time as highlighting the pay gap, unions are warning that salary negotiations are unlikely to be concluded before schools break up for the summer holidays, thanks to the council elections in May, even though the current deal will run out on 31 March.

The figures, outlined in teaching unions’ joint pay claim, show that Scottish teachers are paid less than their peers in other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ...

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