by Annie McCrae – EIS (Teachers’ Union)
Scotland has more than one in five children living in poverty and it’s projected that there will be 50,000 more by 2020. The impact of government welfare “reform” will only intensify the blight of poverty and crush the lives of many more young people as they grow up. Continue reading
The recent strike of further education lecturers at Edinburgh College has been described as ‘a classic example of how to conduct a strike’ by the EIS Executive. The bare outlines of what happened make impressive reading.
After three years of no pay rises, lecturers were offered a small pay rise with draconian conditions in tow. Management’s key aim was abolition of a fundamental condition for any teacher – the weekly
class contact maximum in front of students. Continue reading