Today as UCU started their strike in higher education, teachers in Scotland began their own strike, organised through EiS, the largest education union in Scotland.

Teachers in Scotland are striking for a 10% pay rise to meet inflation. In a last minute attempt to avoid strike action, COSLA, their employers, raised their offer from 5% to 6.85% for all but the top two pay bands. School workers stuck to their guns though, and the strike went ahead today, with all schools - bar a sparse few in the Orkney Islands - shut down. Two other unions, the SSTA and NASUWT, will join EiS members and strike on 7th and 8th December.

We need to think how we can link up with other education workers, like those on strike in Scotland, so that we can win together. Solidarity to striking school workers in Scotland!


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