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Annual Business Meeting - Thursday 2nd March 

The local business meeting will take place on Thursday 2nd March at 5pm in the Trades House. We need 80 members to make this quorate. The meeting will hear from National President Margaret Smith and consider those motions submitted by Glasgow members for National AGM. Click or tap here for Motions, Agenda.

Secretary's Weekly Update -20th Feb 2017 

  1. Professional Learning – we have a few places left for the Equality Training Today 20th from 4.30 here in the W George St office. Des Kenny, one of our Equality Reps, will discuss disability and the Equality Act. Sign up on CPD Manager or call number below. We also have a couple of places for the WTA training on the 22nd here in office. Places for the joint HR training can be secured by emailing me or signing up on CPD Manager. This training will start at 2pm on the 8th March.
  2. National Reps Training – details of TUC run Rep and H&S Reps training are detailed below. If you are interested in attending this training please contact me here at the office as we need to secure cover for anyone interested. Names need to be by 29th March to be considered by Committee of Management. You should ensure your HT will be happy for you to attend the full course.
  3. Annual Business Meeting – all members are invited to the ABM on Thursday 2nd March at 5pm in the Trades House. This meeting will discuss motions to go forward to AGM in name of Glasgow and hear from National President, Margaret Smith. Details of motions being considered have been posted out to schools and any amendments should be with this office by noon on the 1st March. We need 80 members to have a Quorate meeting and see the issues of Glasgow teachers go forward to be considered for National Policy. See you and a pal there I hope.
  4. SMT Section – HT, DHT and PTs are invited to join colleagues for a chance to chat about current issues on March 14th from 4.30pm here in W George St office. Let me know of your intention to attend by calling number to the right or emailing me. Please email any issues you’d like on the agenda.
  5. Stand Up to Racism - Stand Up To Racism Scotland - National Demonstration, Saturday 18 March, 11am, Holland Street to George Sq Glasgow. Join friends and colleagues behind the EIS banner in taking a stand against racism.

Have a great week and thanks.

Susan

M18 All Scotland Stand Up To Racism March and Rally March 18

"Stand up to Racism Scotland calls on everyone to mobilise to ensure that the March 18, 2017 demonstration in Glasgow is a massive success. Following Trump's ban on Muslims and refugees, we will send out a clear message that we will not tolerate racism, discrimination, and division in our community."

Join friends and colleagues behind the EIS banner in taking a stand against racism. Assemble 11am in Holland Street, Glasgow. Click or Tap here for information flyer.

Reps Training

Attendance Management/LNCT Agreements Training - 8th March

This training is being given jointly by Susan Quinn and Mary Arthur (Head of Education HR) on the above and is intended for both EIS Reps & SLT. Email Susan or book on CPD Manager Course ID  54292. Click or Tap for more details.

National Health & Safety Reps Training 18th & 19th May

A two-day training course, designed to provide Health and Safety representatives with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and develop the skills required to fulfil the role.

This pilot course is targeted initially at Health and Safety Reps who have not received any Health and Safety training to date. Nominations are via the Local Association therefore contact Susan Quinn glasgowla@eis.org.uk or call the office. Names need to be to Susan by 29th March to be considered by Committee of Management. You should ensure your HT will be happy for you to attend the full course. Click or tap here for more details.

National School Reps Training in Glasgow

Dates 4th & 5th May, 22nd & 23rd June

The 4-day course will be held in Glasgow and is offered in 2 x 2 day blocks aimed at reps who are relatively new in the role or those who have never had any union training.

Nominations are via the Local Association therefore contact Susan Quinn glasgowla@eis.org.uk or call the office. Names need to be to Susan by 29th March to be considered by Committee of Management. You should ensure your HT will be happy for you to attend the full course. Click or tap for more details.

EIS Prevent Duty Guidance & Governance Review Response

These important documents have been issued by EIS HQ. Both documents respond to areas that we would encourage branches to discuss and in relation to the governance review to them make individual or collective submissions to the Scottish Government. Prevent Duty Guidance      Response to Governance Review

From LNCT Joint Secretaries:-

Advice Note on Absence Cover

The LNCT has considered over the past months the issues establishments raise around the impact of shortage of supply teachers. At the most recent meeting of the JTCF it was agreed that a joint advice note would be produced to assist schools in handling the difficulties of teacher absences with no cover. Click or tap to download the advice note.

Work Load and Tackling Bureaucracy 

The Joint Secretaries of the LNCT have been charged with reporting on the progress of the reducing workload and tackling bureaucracy strand of SNCT Appendix 2 Part 2.18.

In order to take this forward we have previously issued advice, in February and again in August, on how schools should be demonstrating their plans for tackling these issues by including details within the SIP.

However, the audit of SIPs and WTAs show that the majority of establishments have not included their plans within these documents and as a result we are unable to report accurately in this area. To that end click or tap to download a proforma to allow you to inform us of your plans.

Unions into schools

For over 10 years the STUC, supported by our affiliated trade unions, have visited schools across Scotland explaining to young people what trade unions do and our role in the workplace and wider civic society, at home and abroad.

In addition to school visits, participating schools have had the opportunity to attend Congress, the STUC’s Trade Union Week in the Parliament and, in 2016, we held our 3rd Songs Festival, supported by the EIS, at Hillhead High School in Glasgow, where pupils showcased their songs highlighting issues on social justice and their own experiences.

To find out more you can download this information sheet or check the STUC webpage.

Interim Advice Note on the National Improvement Framework

Interim advice has been issued from national HQ, it can be downloaded here.

 

Contact Information

Secretary:

 


Susan Quinn

email: glasgowla@eis.org.uk

Office:

34 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1DA.
T: 0141 572 0550,
F: 0141 353 1576

Learning Representatives:

Jayne Rowe
jrowe@eis-learnrep.org.uk

Anne Marie Cameron
acameron@eis-learnrep.org.uk

Andrea Macfarlane
amacfarlane@eis-learnrep.org.uk

Moira Macdonald
mmacdonald@eis-learnrep.org.uk

Matthew Hurding
mhurding@eis-learnrep.org.uk

Anne Hutton
ahutton@eis-leanrnrep.org.uk