Composite motions for the Annual General Meeting 2015 as found competent by the Standing Orders Committee. 

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 Motions

 Resolutions  

26. South Lanarkshire Local Association, Renfrewshire Local Association & Inverclyde Local Association

"That this AGM reject COSLA's assertion that teacher pupil ratios and attainment are not linked and call on Council to reinvigorate the campaign to reduce class sizes. In addition, this AGM call on Council to initiate serious negotiations within the SNCT in order to achieve EIS policy on class size maxima of 20 for all classes in all sectors."

Amendment Edinburgh Local Association

Delete "serious"

 Carried

27. Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to resist any attempt by Local Authorities to increase maximum class contact time."

 Carried

28. East Lothian Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign to reduce maximum class contact time to 20 hours per week and that the reduction be added to teachers’ personal preparation and correction time."

 Carried

29. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to provide new members with information regarding their conditions of service with the aim of promoting awareness of conditions of service among such members and of encouraging them to become involved in the work of the EIS at local and national level."

 Carried

30. Dundee Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for a restorative pay deal for teachers which does not link an increased salary with detrimental changes to conditions of service. If no satisfactory outcome is forthcoming members are to be balloted for industrial action up to and including strike action."

 Carried

31. Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to seek assurances from the Scottish Government that there will be no element of performance related pay in relation to those schools participating in the Attainment Scotland Fund Scheme."

 Carried

32. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM resolve to oppose any future increases in teachers’ pension contributions."

 Withdrawn

33. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to set a deadline of the end of October 2015 for a satisfactory outcome to the present negotiations on early retirement for those conscripted from NPA 60 to NPA 65-68 and, if no satisfactory outcome is forthcoming, to ballot members for industrial action up to and including strike action."

 Carried

34. Shetland Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to seek to negotiate at the SNCT a re-evaluation of practical/non practical subject status."

 Carried

35. Aberdeenshire Local Association

"That this AGM resolve that Music be deemed a practical subject and therefore should have a class size limit of 20 in line with other subjects deemed practical.”

 Falls

36. Fife Local Association

"That this AGM resolve that Computing Science be included in Part 2 of the SNCT Handbook Appendix 2.9 as a Practical Class and instruct Council to work towards its inclusion."

 Falls

37. Fife Local Association

"That this AGM resolve that Physical Education be included in Part 2 of the SNCT Handbook Appendix 2.9 as a Practical Class and instruct Council to work towards its inclusion."

 Withdrawn

38. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the contractual working arrangements of newly qualified teachers and in particular on any variations imposed on newly qualified teachers with regard to contractual non class contact time."

 Carried

39. Midlothian Local Association & Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM resolve to pursue a National Staffing Standard to take account of each category of teaching post and school size as part of the development of the Standard."

 Carried

40. North Lanarkshire Local Association & Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to demand from the Scottish Government and Local Authorities firm commitments to effective teacher workforce planning mechanisms at national and local levels. These mechanisms must be responsive to present and future needs, strike the appropriate balance between minimising the risks of shortages and surpluses in the teacher workforce and consider, within their calculations, the number of part-time teachers who actually work part-time."

 Carried

41. Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM call upon all organisations involved in Teacher Workforce Planning to consider within their calculations the increasing number of part-time teachers who work part-time rather than full-time."

 Carried

42. South Lanarkshire Local Association, East Lothian Local Association & Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council:

a) to call on the SNCT to recognise the damage being done to Scottish education by the shortage of supply teachers;

b) to secure agreement on the implementation of the recommendations of the Supply Teacher Review Group as a matter of priority;

c) to campaign op reinstate the full pre-2011 terms and conditions for short term supply teachers."

 Carried

43. Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to investigate and report on the impact of the lack of supply teachers on promoted teachers, support for learning teachers, visiting specialists, and class teachers."

 Carried

44. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to use all appropriate means, up to and including industrial action, to defend National Collective Bargaining."

 Carried

45. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on management structures throughout Scotland. As part of this consideration to be given to how the job-sizing toolkit is used in each Local Authority as part of their management staffing formula and how this reflects on the actual remits of individuals."

 Carried

46. Orkney Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate the staffing structure in primary schools with regard to promoted posts.”

Amendment - Edinburgh Local Association

Insert "and report on" after "investigate" and replace "structure" with "structures"

 Carried

 

 

 

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