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Scottish teachers demand a pay rise

By Jim Halfpenny, EIS branch secretary West Dunbartonshire The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), the country’s largest teaching union which represents more than 80% of the country’s teachers, has warned that the pay of Scotland’s teachers must be substantially improved ...

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Striking teachers victory over cuts to teaching posts

By an EIS member After 13 weeks of industrial action by secondary school teachers in West Dunbartonshire, which included six strike days and a work to rule, 87% of EIS members have voted to accept an agreement. The fundamental issue at the centre of ...

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West Dunbartonshire teachers strike again over cuts

Matt Dobson West Dunbartonshire secondary school teachers will strike on 18th February over the Labour council’s attempt to impose a faculty management structure, an attack on education that is being driven by cuts to the education budget. After a solid ...

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West Dunbartonshire teachers strike to defend education

Matt Dobson and Louise Donegan Secondary school teachers who are members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) union took strike action in the five schools across West Dunbartonshire on 12th January. The action was in defence of education services ...

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Teachers to strike against cuts

Lynda McEwan, West Dunbartonshire parent and Socialist Party Scotland West Dunbartonshire Secondary school teachers will strike on 12th January in response to the Labour council’s attempts to impose a restructure of management positions in its five Secondary schools. These changes would ...

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Labour slash council services in Glasgow as trade unions demand a No Cuts budget

Matt Dobson  Over 150 trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners protested at Glasgow City Council’s budget setting meeting on 19th February. The protest was backed by all the local authority trade unions, Unison, Unite, GMB and the EIS, and demanded that ...

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Glasgow’s trade unions demand council sets a No Cuts budget

By Matt Dobson  Council trade unions in Glasgow representing 20,000 workers are demanding the Labour authority sets a “No Cuts Budget” for 2015. On the initiative of Glasgow City Unison, with the support of Unite, EIS and the GMB, unions ...

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Teachers demand strike action on workload and pensions

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By Jim Halfpenny - EIS member West Dunbartonshire. Posted 10th June 2013

The biggest Scottish teachers union the EIS has voted at its conference to ballot its members for industrial action over Curriculum for Excellence workload and to protect teachers’ pensions. The unanimous vote on workload was taken when speaker after speaker condemned the way the new courses were being introduced, the unreasonable burden being placed upon teachers to make it work and the fact that the Scottish Government was not listening to classroom teachers who now regard it as a "speeding juggernaut" which is clearly out of control.

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Pensions, workload and stress – Vote to strike in EIS ballot

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By Jim Halfpenny, EIS member. Posted 1st February 2013 

The EIS, the biggest education union in Scotland,  is to ballot its members on the prospect of further industrial action should current negotiations with the Scottish Government on pensions fail to reach agreement. The teachers union had held back from industrial action, following the mass strike on N30 2011, after assurances from the Scottish Government about entering into meaningful discussions.

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