Industrial Action – Teacher Trade Unions

Dear Parent/Carer

Industrial Action – Teacher Trade Unions

I am writing to inform you that the Council has been advised of further plans for industrial action by the teacher trade unions in the new year.  This next stage of industrial action means that schools across Scotland will be targeted on specific days.

We have been notified by several teacher trade unions that their members will strike on:

  • Tuesday 10 January 2023primary, ASN schools, and early years centres.
  • Wednesday 11 January 2023 – all secondary and secondary ASN schools

Based on the information currently available, this will mean severe disruption to Primary, Secondary

and ASN schools and/or classes and is likely to result in schools having to close.

The EIS has intimated their plans to introduce a rolling period of industrial action across schools in Scotland with Friday 3 February 2023 being a further date identified for strike action in South Lanarkshire.

The purpose of this letter is to provide notice so that you can consider contingency plans for childcare for these days.  I will provide a further update prior to the Christmas holiday period, or as information becomes available.

I trust that this information is helpful.

Yours sincerely

Head Teacher