The EIS-University Lecturers' Association held its AGM at EIS Headquarters on 4th May 2016. Members from HE institutions across Scotland were in attendance to debate and vote on EIS-ULA policy priorities for the year ahead.
The AGM was chaired by ULA President Vaughan Ellis and was addressed by EIS President Pat Flanagan.
The AGM debated and passed a wide range of Motions which are detailed below. The meeting featured a presentation from EIS National Officer for Further and Higher Education, David Belsey, on Prevent Duty.
The Branch Secretary for Edinburgh University, Stephen Hunter, was presented with a new ULA banner designed by artist Nikkita Morgan, and the AGM concluded following the formal vote of thanks to all who attended by EIS-ULA President Vaughan Ellis.
|That this Conference resolves to work towards reaching academic objectives at New JNCHES and other fora through closer working with other trade unions such as the UCU.||Carried|
|That this Conference resolves that greater efforts should be made to support Branches, Branch Officials and a recruitment campaign.||Carried|
|That this Conference resolves to support Scottish pay bargaining. Conference also notes that arrangements for Scottish pay bargaining should cover all Scottish HEIs, including SRUC.||Carried|
|That this Conference resolves to support the Government’s agenda for improving Higher Education Governance.||Carried|
|That this Conference resolves to oppose any introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) to Scotland.||Carried|
|That this Conference resolves to campaign for an increase in HE funding.||Carried|
That this EIS Annual Conference notes that existing university academic staff Activity Planning mechanisms have been negotiated and agreed with staff representatives as dictated by HE2000 agreement.
This conference further notes that no new system can be imposed unilaterally. Conference resolves to resist any attempts by senior or schools’ managements to misinterpret and misapply existing Activity Planning guidelines in order to undermine the process.
|That this EIS Annual Conference condemns the intention of the University of the West of Scotland to significantly diminish its commitment to its local communities by seeking to remove offers to fees-only students, and the potential resulting loss of higher educational opportunities to many thousands of Scottish young people.||Carried|
|That this EIS Annual Conference resolves that all academic staff should be placed on an extended single pay spine.||Carried|
That this Conference notes:
This Conference believes:
This Conference welcomes:
This conference regrets to note the uncertainty for the future of SRUC caused
In particular by:
Conference calls for:
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