SJNC

AcronymDefinition
SJNCScottish Joint Negotiating Committee
SJNCSt. John Neumann Catholic Church (various locations)
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He said: "The rejection of these latest proposals shows for the second time this decade that the SJNC is a form of negotiating machinery not suited to modernisation.
"The pay of unpromoted teachers in Scotland at the top of their scale trails behind that paid to their counterparts south of the Border."This demonstrates that the SJNC cannot deliver a modernised and professional teaching force to meet the demands of the next century.
"I can therefore confirm today that I intend to bring forward proposals to the Scottish Parliament as soon as possible to repeal the SJNC legislation."
If agreed, measures to remove the SJNC would come into effect next year.
Last night SNP education spokeswoman Nicola Sturgeon said: "It is a disgrace that Sam Galbraith is attempting to intimidate teachers into accepting this offer by threatening to abolish the SJNC."
He said: "The rejection shows for the second time this decade that the SJNC is a form of negotiating machinery not suited to modernisation.
But another source said: "If we got 3.5 per cent and the SJNC remained in some form, that would be acceptable."
His leaked document concluded if EIS members reject the new pay offer, the SJNC should be scrapped.
SNP spokeswoman Nicola Sturgeon said: "If he intends to abolish the SJNC, he should be upfront about it."
Our position is very clear - we are committed to the SJNC and we want to see all parties playing a full party in it.
"I am quite clear that if such a package cannot be agreed by the SJNC, it will have to be abolished and alternative arrangements put in its place."