refused by convener John Wheeler who said it would “breach legislation”.
Last week councillors heard if a 10% pay award was granted this would leave the council with a £7m deficit, with Mr Flynn adding he was “absolutely astounded” to be told the issue couldn’t be discussed.
He said: “At present, this is the most immediate financial issue facing the local authority, yet councillors have been prevented by the administration from even discussing the letter.
“It seems utterly farcical that we have teachers who live in the city, but work in Aberdeenshire, who will have received this letter when teachers who live and work in Aberdeen have not.
“I’m incredibly disappointed in the process and decision-making of Aberdeen City Council.”
A Scottish Government spokesman said: “The Deputy First Minister met with EIS last week where constructive and courteous discussions were had regarding the pay campaign.
“The Scottish Government intends to continue this positive dialogue throughout the process.
“The Scottish Government has worked with COSLA to put in place the best pay deal in the UK for 2018-19 and our joint letter accurately explains the component parts so that teachers have a full understanding of the proposals on the table.” COUNCILLORS have unanimously backed a proposal to honour the life of an Aberdeen suffragette.
Aberdeen Women’s Alliance asked the council to install a plaque to suffragette and journalist Caroline Phillips at 41 Union Street.
Ms Phillips worked in the building while she was secretary of the local Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) branch between 1907 and 1909.
Members of the council’s operational delivery committee approved the request with councillor Jennifer Stewart adding it was “important” to celebrate the work of women.
Aberdeen City Council co-leader Jenny Laing has said the administration will not send letters to teachers