Last Updated: 23 May 2014
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27 Feb 2014: Larry explains how the EIS is working to improve the implementation of CfE in secondary schools
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27 Feb 2014: Larry gives members an update on how the EIS is working to improve the implementation of CfE in Primary Schools
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Do not miss your chance to support the EIS endorsed candidates in the GTCS elections.
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The publication of the report is an important step in the on-going campaign to cut teachers’ workload burden and free up time for teaching by reducing unnecessary paperwork and form-filling.
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Do not miss your final chance to have your say on the SNCT Post McCormac Agreement in the current EIS ballot.
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I understand that a letter has been issued by COSLA to all teachers with regard to the pay negotiations and the current ballot on the post McCormac negotiations.
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The result of this ballot will have significant consequences for members and more particularly will provide the context for ongoing discussions with both Scottish Government and COSLA.
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Do not miss the chance to have your say on the SNCT Post McCormac Agreement
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Dear Colleague, Welcome to the first of this session’s bulletins. As we are a member led organisation, the summer holiday period inevitably creates a bit of a hiatus whilst colleagues enjoy their well
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The situation is that we have lodged a narrative claim for an increase, citing the recent pay research the EIS commissioned, and COSLA has tabled a 1% offer (announced in the press).
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The recent consultative ballot on pensions provided a clear indication that for members this issue remains as a key focus: 91.3% of those participating voted ‘Yes’ to potential industrial action.
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On Thursday of this week, the EIS is launching a consultative ballot on potential industrial action around the campaign to ensure a fair pension scheme for our members in the Scottish Teachers’ Supera
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Unlike many trades unions in the UK, the EIS remains a member led organisation. What that means in practice is that all the key decisions of the union are taken by members and members alone.
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At the end of last year I sent a message of condolence and support, on behalf of all EIS members to the two main USA teacher trade unions, the NEA (National Education Association) and the AFT (America
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I thought it would be useful to provide members with a short up-date of the discussions on pensions, before the end-of-term, following on from John Swinney’s recent Parliamentary statements.
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October will be a key month in terms of any potential progress in negotiations; the STUC March and Rally is an timely opportunity, therefore, to demonstrate the depth of feeling amongst Scottish teach
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Welcome back, colleagues. I trust that you have enjoyed a well-deserved break over the summer which will stand you in good stead for the forthcoming session.
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I thought that it would be useful to provide you with a quick update on a few on-going issues, before the end of this session.
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As you may be aware I have taken up the position of EIS General Secretary with effect from the Easter weekend.
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About Larry

Larry Flanagan began his role as the most senior official of Scotland’s largest teaching union, the Educational Institute of Scotland in April 2012.

Larry has a long association with the EIS, initially as a member and then as an EIS Council representative and Convener of the EIS Education Committee.

Before taking up the post of General Secretary, Larry taught at Hillhead High School in Glasgow where he was Principal Teacher of English and Drama.