Classroom "crisis" as teachers stage boycott of supply work

Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on January 13, 2012 at 6:45 AM


"Scottish schools are facing a “crisis” in classroom cover as hard-up teachers boycott supply work over derisory rates of pay, MSPs have been warned. The situation was branded “unfair and unjust” by Labour yesterday, which said the pay system was a throwback to the 1930s and called for it to be overhauled.

In some parts of Scotland, more than 90 per cent of short-term supply requests are not being filled, with Edinburgh facing “serious problems”, MSPs heard."


Hugh Henry also attacked supply teachers’ pay, saying they were being employed “on the cheap”.


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