EIS Votes for Industrial Action on 30th November – 82%

EIS members Back Industrial Action – Strike day set for 30 November

Teacher and lecturer members of Scotland’s largest teaching union, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in protest at plans to impose damaging changes to public sector pension schemes.
As a result of this “YES” vote, EIS members are expected to join workers from across the public sector in a day of strike action on 30 November. This will be the first national strike by EIS members in almost quarter of a century.
Commenting on the result, EIS General Secretary, Ronnie Smith said, “This 82% vote for strike action is the strongest indication so far that the patience of teachers and lecturers has been exhausted.

The ballot results were:
Voting YES:  24, 426 – 82.2%
Voting NO:   5,276 – 17.8%
Turnout:   54.2%

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