The EIS, together with other trade unions, took part in the STUC’s ‘Scotland Demands Better’ march and rally on the 8th of September. Trade union members took to the streets to demand better pay for public sector workers and to protest the cost-of-living crisis. EIS President Andrene Bamford delivered a powerful and passionate speech from the top of a fire engine come speakers’ platform, where she said, “We must show the children of Scotland. We need to show them, the next generation. They don’t have to take it. The cost-of-living crisis is not an inevitability.”