Russell welcomes EIS vote on teachers package

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The SNP today welcomed the support of Scotland’s largest teaching union the EIS for a package of measures on pay and employment to secure jobs during difficult financial times.

Responding to the EIS vote Education Secretary Michael Russell said:

“The support of the EIS for this package is welcome and shows teachers recognise the challenges we all face and the steps being put in place to protect jobs for the future.  The SNP set aside £15 million in Government to support this agreement and a re-elected SNP Government will work to reach further agreement with the other unions.

“A re-elected SNP Government will seek to provide stability for Scotland’s teachers ensuring job opportunities for all post probationers and working positively with teachers on the McCormac review.”