Henry Hepburn

Salary dispute nearing ‘critical point’ – unions

Pay strikes threat expected to dominate EIS summit

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Strike action by teachers is a growing possibility as members of Scotland’s largest education union gather for their annual general meeting in Perth this week.

Speaking to Tes Scotland before the three-day meeting started yesterday, Larry Flanagan, general secretary of the EIS teaching union, said that pay would be a “key issue”, 17 years since the last major review of teachers’ salaries. The situation had reached a “critical point” and the mood of teachers was “rapidly” hardening, he added.

Mr Flanagan said: “We’re going to struggle to recruit teachers simply because it’s not seen as a high ...

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