The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) is the largest teaching union in Scotland. Founded in 1847, the EIS is also the oldest teaching union in the world. The EIS has developed a central role as one of the most respected voices in education in Scotland.

They have a commitment to high standards of education and to a society which offers young people the best opportunities in education, training as well as social and cultural development.

The EIS represents teachers and lecturers in a range of schools, colleges and universities across Scotland. They have developed policies covering the full range of educational and professional issues which impact on teachers in nursery, primary secondary and special schools, as well as lecturers in colleges and universities

The EIS campaigns to improve its members' working lives, especially salaries and other terms & conditions of employment. The EIS also represents and supports members who encounter difficulties in their work or potential redundancy. The EIS also promotes and facilitates training for its representatives, and CPD opportunities for its members.

Main Trades
Schools
Membership
Male 12,034 | Female 40,891 | Gender unknown 90 | Total 53,015
Employers represented include:
Schools, colleges and universities. Some educationalists within other bodies also eligible for membership, eg local authority QIO, music instructors.
General secretary
Larry Flanagan
Cost of membership
£136.07 annual subscription £112.26 annual subscription discounted for direct debit payers
Membership benefits

Collective bargaining on pay and other conditions of service. Representation for disciplinary, grievance, capability and redundancy processes. Advice and guidance on range of employment issues, including health and safety, equality issues. Participation in policy development. Benevolence fund.

Address

46 Moray Place

Edinburgh

EH3 6BH

Telephone
0131 225 6244
Fax
0131 220 3151
EIS