Greer welcomes teachers’ pay agreement

Responding to reports that a deal on teachers’ pay has been reached between the EIS and the Scottish Government, Scottish Greens Education spokesperson Ross Green MSP, who has backed the teachers’ pay campaign, said:

“This is great news for Scotland’s overworked and underappreciated teachers, after a near 25% pay cut over recent years. The Greens have supported teachers from day one because we recognise the pressures they are under, particularly given the three thousand colleagues and thousands of support staff they have lost at the same time as workload has exploded. This pay offer goes some way to recognising that.

“Late last year around 30,000 teachers marched in Glasgow, asking the Scottish Government to value education and value teachers. I was privileged to address that incredible crowd and I think was clear to John Swinney from that day onwards that this was a campaign the teachers were going to win.”