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10th June 2011 at 01:00
The latest chat from the TES Scotland forums

Did you vote `yes'?

dominiesbairn: I voted "yes" in the EIS ballot because the "no" campaign were not explaining what their alternative was, beyond "don't change anything or we'll take action". Had there been a constructive proposal which resolved whether NQTs such as myself can expect permanent jobs in the future, I would have voted for it. I felt that voting "no" would only destabilise things further.

halfajack: I just firmly believed that I should not vote for a set of proposals that would have one set of colleagues treated less fairly than another.

airy: What Cosla suggests isn't a year-long plan to save a wee bit of money but a sustained attack to permanently reduce the salary bill, de- skill teaching so that they can employ unqualified staff and put cost above education.

leesey: Everyone in the country is having to take a cut in some way or another.

airy: Are they? Anyone who thinks a salary cut would be reversed is living in La-la land.

leesey: Anyone who thinks any of this will ever return to normal is living in the same place, I'm afraid.

catmother: The fact that supply and permanent teachers are arguing on TES (to talk about this) proves that Cosla have done their jobs very well. Divide and conquer at its best.

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