• Ballot checklist
    Why we are asking you to vote YES to strike action The EIS needs all members to vote in the statutory ballot, to deliver an overwhelming strike mandate that COSLA and the Scottish Government cannot ignore. All teachers are facing the cost-of-living crisis. Teachers’ pay needs to increase by 10% as protection against soaring inflation… Read more: Ballot checklist
  • What happens when an old hand is on a new footing?
    “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change“ Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, 1818 Spartacus Marlow is a GTCS-registered primary teacher with 18 years’ teaching experience and a degree-level qualification in their chosen subject, who is being supported by their Local Authority to gain registration in an additional sector. “Nothing is… Read more: What happens when an old hand is on a new footing?
  • Justice for Colombia
    In June of this year the then EIS General Secretary, Larry Flanagan, was part of an international delegation to Colombia at the time of the first round of the Presidential elections. Colombia is often cited as being the most dangerous place in the world to be a trade unionist, with over 300 assassinations having taken… Read more: Justice for Colombia
  • School’s out? LGBT+ education in Scotland today
    By David Dick, Chair of EIS LGBT Sub-Committee 2020-22 In the summer of 2021, Scotland made history, by being the first country in the world to embed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) inclusive education across the school curriculum. This hard-won and long overdue achievement was the result of sustained, organised, collective action by individuals,… Read more: School’s out? LGBT+ education in Scotland today
  • A women’s place is in her union
    Enhancing Trade Union Skills and Finding Your Voice On Saturday 20th September, women from trade unions across Scotland were welcomed to the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel to engage in the first STUC Women’s Weekend School since the start of the pandemic. The purpose of the two-day residential was to help women learn new skills, encourage… Read more: A women’s place is in her union