“COSLA Leaders are clear that it is in all of our interests, not least those of children, young people and families, to conclude the teachers’ pay negotiations as quickly as we can to bring back stability and certainty in our schools.” COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson, Councillor Katie Hagmann
Teachers in Orkney will again be on strike on Wednesday 18th of January unless a new pay deal is offered.
“Only a significantly improved offer from the Scottish Government and COSLA can bring an end to this dispute.” EIS General Secretary Andrea Bradley
Schools across Scotland will be affected with strike action on Thursday 24th of November by members of the largest teachers union, the EIS.
“There is a very clear and urgent need to address shortages within the teacher workforce to support education recovery. ” Jo Hill, EIS Local Association Secretary
“With the resources available to us, we calculate that the majority of our children and young people would be at school for two days a week at best.”
The 500 members of UNISON in Orkney are being balloted to see if they would take part in industrial action .
a total of £96,000 will be slashed from the budgets of services which directly affect children and young people with additional needs