Scottish teachers to receive 1.5 per cent pay rise

The pay increase backdates a 1.5 per cent increase from April 2015 to March 2016, and a further one per cent rise the following year. A review of supply teaching will conclude its findings in January, while resolutions for managing teacher workload have also been agreed upon.

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.

He added: “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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