EIS Salaries Convener Des Morris, also President of the SNCT Teacher`s Side, said: “We are pleased that, after lengthy negotiations, a wage agreement has been reached on the SNCT.” “The agreement on this wage agreement shows how important it is for the government, employers and unions to work together through the Scottish Teachers` Bargaining Committee. It has been more than 12 months of negotiations and all parts of the SNCT (teachers` unions, local government and scottish government) are pleased that a final agreement has been reached. All parties also agreed that the wage component of the agreement would be implemented as soon as possible. “The campaign has been a considerable success and has now received an improved proposal that will increase teachers` salaries by at least 10% by April of this year compared to current scales. Our members supported this proposal by an overwhelming majority, so that TBEI will now decide to formally conclude an agreement. “The process has been long to secure this agreement and work on the 2018 wage demand, which is due to be settled by April, has already begun. Last year, draft laws on school administration reform were abandoned and an agreement was reached with councils on what they should do. The scottish Government`s proposed wage deal provides for a 3% pay rise from April 2018, a 7% pay rise in April 2019 and a final wage increase of 3% from April 2020. This corresponds to an overall increase of 13.5% over the three-year contract.
Under the 2001 agreement, some issues relating to the teaching profession for the 21st century were entrusted to the local teachers` bargaining committees for the local agreement (Annex F). LNCTs must have constitutions defining the terms of recognition and procedure. In addition to a negotiating function, the NPNs will also provide a consultation mechanism. In the sections that follow the LNCT agreements, they are defined on the basis of the Council. “We also welcome the additional joint commitments made in the agreement to support teacher professional development and reduced workload by increasing teacher representation and strengthening school activity.” “We are pleased that THE EIS-FELA has accepted the employers` offer that all teachers across Scotland will benefit from a consolidated 2% pay increase for the year 20-21. This year has been extremely difficult because of COVID-19, and the sector is facing considerable financial challenges, so it is good news that an agreement has been reached.