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Training for revised LNCT 17 - Working Time Agreements

From GCC Education HR

"Six (now 5) training/briefing sessions have been scheduled on the dates below We have not undertaken training in establishing a robust Working Time Agreement (WTA) for many years, therefore, I am expecting that the majority of Headteachers and Trade Union Reps will need to attend. Please bring your current LNCT agreement, SIP, PEF plan, school calendar and any other documentation that will assist you and your school rep in working towards an agreement for session 2017/18

Please note that consideration should be given to "tackling bureaucracy” as part of achieving a successful WTA. It is proposed that Headteachers and their school rep attend the same briefing session, as part of the session will involve working on your current WTA.

To book a place please contact Jillian Monks directly on jillian.monks@glasgow.gov.uk"

Dates & Venues

1) Thursday, 27th April,9.30am 220 High St.
2) Tuesday 9th May, 2pm, City Chambers East.
3) Wednesday, 10th May, 2pm,  220 High St.
4) Thursday,18th May, 2pm, City Chambers East.
5) Tuesday 23rd May, 2pm, City Chambers East.

Amendments to AGM 2017 Motions

The list of compete ant motions for this year's AGM has been issued. See below for a link to the Motions Document and Amendment Form which must be used if you wish to amend any of the motions. The deadline for returning any proposed amendments to Susan Quinn is Noon on Wednesday 3rd May.
AGM Motioins Document
Form AGM 3 Amendments

Secretary's Weekly Update -24th April 2017 

  1. Secondary Reps Meeting – this will take place on Wednesday 26th at 4.30pm here in the West George St Office. Main item on agenda will be WTA negotiations but if reps have other issues they want to discuss they can raise those on the day. If there is likely to be a change of rep in your establishment for next session it might help if more than one person attends this meeting. See you then.
  2. LNCT 17 training – the first training event took place last week and first responses from reps was that it was helpful. If you have not yet signed up with your SMT please do so. Details can be found above.
  3. ASN Network - following the success of our BME and SMT sections we are looking to re-establish our local section for those involved in ASN, whether in specialist provision or as a SfL teacher in mainstream. To this end an initial meeting will take place on 17th May from 5pm here in the West George St offices. Local sections are a way for specific groups to engage more with the local Committee of Management. If you are interested in attending this first meeting please reply to this email or call the office.
  4. Equality Awareness Training – the final session will take place on 11th May at 4.30pm here in the West George St office. This session will round up all the work of the previous sessions and allow members to ask questions of the EIS Equality Reps. You will be able to sign up on CPD Manager shortly.
  5. May Day Celebrations - Glasgow May Day 2017 leaves George square at 11.30 with our traditional March through Glasgow. Our rally with music and speakers with be held in the newly restored Kelvingrove Bandstand, this includes Paul Lavery screenwriter of 'I Daniel Blake' and other to be announced shortly. our first outdoor May Day in years, bring the kids, bring a picnic and fingers crossed for the sunshine
  6. #Justice4Jannies – our Cordia colleagues will be taking further strike action during this week and I would ask you to look to support them by not carrying out tasks that would normally be their job and offering solidarity if they have a picket line. If you have any questions about this please don’t hesitate to ask.


Members Subject to Complaints

Local authorities, Colleges and Universities have a duty to investigate complaints. Members subject to such investigation are advised to co-operate and to seek early advice and support from their EIS Representative.

Tap or click here to download a booklet for all members who are subject to complaints and to situations where the complaints are believed to be spurious, vexatious, or malicious.

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



Susan Quinn

email: glasgowla@eis.org.uk


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

Learning Representatives:

Jayne Rowe

Andrea Macfarlane

Moira Macdonald

Matthew Hurding

Anne Hutton