Scottish teachers to receive 1.5 per cent pay rise

The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) has today formally agreed a pay and conditions deal.

This amounts to a backdated 1.5 per cent increase from April 2015 to March 2016, and another 1 per cent rise the following year. A review of supply teaching will conclude in January, while principles for managing teacher workload have been agreed.

Tom Tracey, convener of the salaries committee at the EIS teaching union, said: “In a difficult financial context this deal was the best that could be achieved through negotiation.

“We are aware that teachers in England have no right to salary progression and have pay linked to performance. This offer exceeds the pay policy that is applied by the Westminster government and, while teachers in Scotland continue to pay the price of austerity, a modest pay uplift is welcome at this time.”

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