EIS moves towards national strike over pay

EIS members and supporters in Glasgow, October 2018. Image by @susanquinn1

EIS is moving towards balloting its members for industrial action over pay.

The union’s executive today unanimously agreed to recommend to tomorrow’s specially convened meeting of the national EIS Council a move towards balloting its members on industrial action.

Earlier this week, teaching unions rejected the latest revised offer from COSLA and the Scottish government.

EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said: “The EIS Executive has agreed the timeline for the opening of a strike ballot over pay. Our national council will now meet tomorrow to review this timeline, and to consider granting authorisation for a statutory strike ballot on pay.

“Our members have shown a great deal of patience over the past year, but this patience is now exhausted. While we would still welcome any improved pay offer from employers, none has yet been forthcoming. Therefore, our council will now decide whether to initiate a statutory strike ballot when it meets tomorrow.”

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