27. Council & EIS-FELA

"That this AGM resolve to continue to display solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees by:

a) continuing to challenge the demonisation of refugees and asylum seekers, including  through continued collaboration with partner organisations such as the STUC, Scottish Refugee Council and Show Racism the Red Card and continue to support initiatives by Stand up to Racism and publicise its activities; 

b) supporting calls for the UK Government to accept a greater number of refugees, including unaccompanied children, from Europe;

c) campaigning for adequate provision of EAL and pastoral care for refugee children and young people in schools and colleges;

d) lobbying Scottish Government to provide support to refugees to Scotland who are teachers to enable access to the profession.”

  • Amendment – EIS-ULA

Paragraph (c) delete "and colleges” and insert ",colleges and universities”


28. Orkney Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to:

a) investigate the types of "reasonable adjustments” which have been requested from each Local Authority, together with the decisions taken and the reasoning behind the decisions;

b) issue guidance to members and representatives on the legal aspects of requesting "reasonable adjustments.”


29. Council

"That this AGM instruct Council to consult with older women (women aged 50-64 as defined by the STUC and in the Scottish Commission on Older Women Report – Older Women and Work: Looking to the Future) members on the issues which affect them at work and thereafter prepare specific guidance on supporting older women members in the workplace.”


30. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM request that Council conduct a survey of the provision of Equalities training for teachers throughout Scotland with a view to assessing the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of the training.”

  • Amendment – EIS-FELA

Insert "and lecturers” after "teachers”


31. Council

"That this AGM call upon Council to conduct a gendered analysis of flexible working arrangements for teachers and lecturers as applied within local authorities, colleges and universities throughout Scotland, and to report the findings.”


32. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for sufficient support in terms of finance and training in order to sustain and improve social inclusion.”


33. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM request that the EIS produce a ‘Welcome Pack’ to be given to young people who are newly arrived in Scotland which advises them of their rights as pupils in a Scottish school or College and presents a positive and welcoming picture of Scotland as a nation.”

  • Amendment – EIS-FELA & EIS-ULA

Insert "/students” after "pupils”

  • Amendment EIS-ULA

After "College” insert "or University”



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