Socialist Worker

Pension vote for teachers in Scotland

Issue No. 2338

Scottish teaching union EIS will hold a consultative ballot for industrial action over pensions. The union represents 80 percent of teachers and lecturers in Scotland.

The union says it could strike if negotiations with the Scottish government fail.

General secretary Larry Flanagan said that teachers and lecturers were “increasingly frustrated” at the lack of progress on a decent pensions deal. “We will not accept damaging changes to teachers’ pensions without a fight,” he added.

“The Scottish government must do more than talk a good game, or the prospect of a return to industrial action by teachers and lecturers will be the inevitable result.”

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