SCOTTISH teachers are expected to start the new academic year amid crippling staff shortages after councils reported that 500 teaching positions have not been filled.
Teaching unions are demanded action after the shocking finding was revealed, arguing that recruitment of new teachers...
Wednesday 16th Aug 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
THE crippling effect that poverty has on pupils was highlighted by teachers in Scotland yesterday.
Incoming EIS president Nicola Fisher warned: “Poverty damages the physical and mental health of children, affects their life chances and life expectancy,” as...
Saturday 10th Jun 2017
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
SCOTTISH teachers are preparing the fightback against SNP plans to fast-track unqualified university graduates into schools.
The Scottish government reportedly decided last week to put its own version of the Teach First model out to tender.
In England and Wales, the Teach First...
Friday 9th Jun 2017
TEACHING union leaders praised the “tireless” efforts of negotiators and strikers for their recent victory for fair pay in further education.
EIS president Margaret Smith told the union’s AGM she had “witnessed the growing numbers on picket lines, more lecturers...
posted by Morning Star in Britain
College lecturers walk out as bosses fail to honour equal pay deal
Wednesday 17th May 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
FURTHER education lecturers staged a fourth day of strikes yesterday to squash plans to massively increase their hours.
Michael McShane, of West College Scotland, told the Star that thousands of people had taken to picket lines in campuses across Scotland over the imposed changes.
Friday 12th May 2017
Management still refuses to honour year-old pay deal
Thursday 4th May 2017
by Larry Flanagan
Tuesday 25th Apr 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
COLLEGES Scotland’s failure to deliver a pay agreement reached almost a year ago has left lecturers considering strike action.
Teaching union EIS’s further education section opened an indicative ballot on industrial action yesterday after yet another national bargaining...
Saturday 18th Feb 2017