Following four days of strike action at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, the dispute at the school is now settled on the basis of a 7-point agreement.

The dispute began in January with the School’s proposal to withdraw teaching staff from the Scottish Teachers’ Pension Scheme and has been resolved through more beneficial changes to other terms and conditions.

EIS General Secretary, Andrea Bradley said, “This is a landmark dispute and resolution for members which has led to tangible outcomes for teaching staff. As well as this agreement, the school has also now agreed to recognise the EIS and two other teaching trade unions for collective bargaining purposes.

This means Hutchesons’ Educational Trust are the first private school in Scotland to recognise trade unions. We absolutely welcome this and hope to establish positive and collegiate relationships within the school moving forward.”