I hope this makes the Scottish Government see sense. This will result in all teachers on the main grade scale receiving at least a 5 per cent increase, with some teachers receiving up to 11 per cent in one year, in conjunction with annual progression. Teachers are allocated to one of five local authorities of their choosing. The First Minister, indeed, has asked to be judged on her record in closing the attainment gap and improving standards across the board. Are standards up or down? It would, after all, be the biggest action of its kind since Margaret Thatcher was in , and it is important to do these things properly. Despite this, councils have prioritised investing in the region of £350m into the pay award this year to make sure that all local government workers including teachers receive a fair pay award of 3%, which is as good as other parts of the public sector. The Scottish Government, meanwhile, continues to insist it is putting money where it is needed and the policy is paying off.
There have been comparisons with offers to other public sector workers. Due to essential database maintenance AdviceLine telephone system will be closed from Thursday 6th December at 5pm until Tuesday 11th December. We have raised funding for trainee teachers to increase teacher training numbers and run specific campaigns to encourage people to consider teaching as a profession. For example, encouraging employers to allow employees to retrain while working or through redefining the rules around teacher qualifications to allow secondary teachers to teach in primary schools. The Scottish Government says additional contributions to restructure the pay scale will see all teachers receiving at least a five per cent hike increase this year.
Therefore, our council will now decide whether to initiate a statutory strike ballot when it meets tomorrow. The development comes after if a satisfactory deal was not reached. The result was announced as a survey by another union found that 54 per cent of teachers were so angry about the pay deal that they are prepared to strike, possibly for more than one day. Our pay claim is for 10% - given that the value of take-home pay has dropped by 24% in the last decade, that claim is already a compromise on what we deserve. It matches what we have offered those colleagues of yours who administer the school office, who cook the meals, who keep the school clean and who keep the school buildings and environment safe and secure. As anticipated, Scottish Government was seeking agreement around a multi-year deal. Now would be a good time.
You can adjust all of your cookie settings by navigating the tabs on the left hand side. One cannot just have league tables of schools. But we have to pay all of these, which means we either need a pay rise or for the Government to change their expectations on teachers, because the curriculum is always changing but our pay is staying the same. All salary scales for the British public employees, including your English, Welsh and Irish colleagues, politicians, judges and soldiers, you can find under link. As employers, we know that public sector pay has been squeezed by the public sector pay cap — in the same way that council budgets have been squeezed by a combination of austerity and increasing demand for our essential services. Teachers will be disappointed and angry.
It has also set a fire amongst teachers; many of our members have expressed their outrage at this blatant attempt by the employer and Government to influence their voting on this offer. Members requiring professional support out of hours should contact their Local Association Secretary or National Executive Member. A fresh war of words has broken out between the Scottish and the main teaching trade union amid claims that probationer teachers will see their pay increase by over 30%. Meanwhile, an international report found that pay for secondary staff in has declined by five per cent since 2005. Members requiring professional support out of hours should contact their Local Association Secretary or National Executive Member. We want to encourage people into teaching and to support continuous professional development and leadership habits from the start.
Through a combination of a 3% increase for all staff earning up to £80,000, restructuring the main grade scale and annual progression, the majority of teachers receive a rise between 5% and 11%. John Swinney has argued that the pay offer is fair to teachers Photo: Scottish Government Teaching unions across have been campaigning for a 10 per cent rise since the start of this year, arguing that their pay has not kept up with comparable professions. Negotiations begin once the unions have formally lodged their pay claims. We were initially offered a two per cent pay rise then it went up to three per cent, yet police got a 6. The unions want 10% for all teachers, while Education Secretary John Swinney and local authority employers offered 3%, plus changes to the main grade scale. Scotland wants and expects the best teaching professionals but, increasingly, is unwilling to pay appropriate professional salaries to the teachers working in our schools. Negotiations are set to continue, with another meeting scheduled for 4 October.
It is time to take a stand. Mr Swinney has argued that a restructuring of the main pay grade scale and annual progression means that most teachers will actually receive a rise of between 5 per cent and 11 per cent. Scotland talks a great game on education. That's why our new email newsletter will deliver a mobile-friendly snapshot of inews. Parents who will have to take time off work to look after children will be less than thrilled if there is a strike. In September, it made clear its , a deal which could have amounted to rises of 5-11 per cent for some teachers. We still hope to agree a settlement and avoid the inevitable disruption industrial action would cause.