Scotland’s largest teaching union has confirmed the dates of 20 days of rolling strike action shutting schools across the country.
On Tuesday, schools across Scotland will close for two days amid the bitter pay dispute between educators, the Scottish Government and councils.
After schools reopen this Thursday, March 2, there will be a further 20 days of rolling strike action between March 13 and April 21.
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) said it will continue with strike action until a “more credible offer is put onto the negotiating table”.
Last week, schools in Nicola Sturgeon’s Glasgow Southside constituency closed as teachers targeted specific areas to put pressure on those in positions of power.
The EIS is also targeting schools within the constituencies of deputy first minister John Swinney, education secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville and Katie Hagmann, a councillor in Dumfries and Galloway who is the finance spokeswoman for local authority body COSLA.
It comes after the latest pay off from the Scottish Government which would see teachers earning up to £80,000 have their pay rise by 6% from April 2022, and then another 5.5% from the start of the 2023 financial year.
20 Days of Rolling Strikes
|Council||Strike Date – All Schools||Strike Date – Primary||Strike Date – Secondary|
|Argyll and Bute||20-Mar-23||17-Mar-23||21-Mar-23|
|Dumfries and Galloway||30-Mar-23||29-Mar-23||31-Mar-23|
|Perth and Kinross||20-Apr-23||21-Apr-23||19-Apr-23|
|The Scottish Borders||22-Mar-23||21-Mar-23||23-Mar-23|
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