Commenting on the news that EIS members have rejected the Scottish Government’s latest pay offer to teachers. Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott said:
"I urge John Swinney and the government to recognise the pressures on teachers. This is not just about pay. It is about the reality of classrooms the length and breadth of Scotland.
"That is why I have long argued for a full independent review of teachers’ terms, conditions and the demands placed upon them. That is what worked successfully in the early 2000s when the McCrone Commission reformed teacher pay and conditions. It would be a constructive way forward and I urge the government to instigate McCrone2.”