A receita do governo PSD/CDS é igual à do anterior governo do PS e ambas seguem a cartilha ideológica neolib de destruição dos serviços públicos, seja na saúde, na segurança social, ou na educação.
Scottish students are celebrating record exam results, but with teachers’ pay and conditions under threat, can this success continue?
Teachers need working conditions which enable them to work effectively and to focus on their core role of teaching and leading and managing teaching and learning. They need levels of pay which recruit and retain teachers by recognising and rewarding them as highly skilled professionals.
Last year local authorities in Scotland unilaterally imposed a series of completely unjustified changes to teachers’ pay and conditions, which exacerbated the impact of the current freeze on teachers pay and adverse changes proposed for the teachers’ pension scheme. Access ceased to the scheme which provided higher levels of pay and supported experienced teachers to develop further their expertise, potentially deterring skilled teachers from remaining in the profession.
As if this was not enough, teachers now face further adverse changes as a result of the Scottish government’s review of pay and conditions of service. The recommendations of the McCormac Review, if implemented in full, will signal a return to the time when teachers were burdened with tasks which do not require their professional skills and expertise, when they were distracted them from focusing on teaching and learning and when pay levels failed to attract the best graduates into the profession.
The Scottish government must recognise that its major curriculum and qualification reforms cannot be delivered without the support of teachers. Excessive workload, declining pay levels, increased job insecurity and low morale is a dangerous cocktail. This is why the NASUWT is continuing to oppose these unjustified and unnecessary changes to teachers’ pay and conditions.