EIS has suspended plans to join a second national strike on pensions, following agreement from SNP government to open negotiations

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The EIS Scottish teachers union has suspended plans to join a second national strike over public sector pension cuts.

Following a consultative ballot which returned a 74% majority in favour of further action, the union says SNP government ministers have agreed to negotiations with teachers’ representatives north of the border.

EIS General Secretary Ronnie Smith said: “The EIS Executive meeting today decided that entering into negotiation with the Scottish Government and employers offers the opportunity to find a Scottish solution to pension provision. 

“The EIS is clear that further future action will be contemplated if satisfactory progress in pensions cannot be achieved in Scotland.”

The turnout in the ballot was 37.7%.


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