Motions

Resolutions  

48. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM request that the Council organise an immediate ballot on industrial action, including strike action, over the lack of progress on cutting the workload of teachers.”

 Carried.

49. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM investigate and report on the current arrangements for the management and oversight of the SQA, with a view to bringing recommendations for reform to the Scottish Government, and other relevant bodies, should it become clear that the current system is unsatisfactory.”

 Carried.

50. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM campaign for the removal of SQA Verification and to ballot secondary members with a recommendation to boycott the verification process.”

  • Amendment – Fife Local Association

After "members” insert "by the end of October 2016”

 Withdrawn.

51. North Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM call upon Council to ensure that any additional resourcing from the Scottish Government for the pursuance of the specific objectives of the Scottish Attainment Challenge is not simply allocated by councils to compensate for other cuts to their core budgets.”

  • Amendment – East Renfrewshire Local Association

Insert "to campaign” before "to ensure that any additional resourcing…..”

 Carried.

52. North Lanarkshire Local Association & Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM strongly oppose any cuts in support staff and instruct the EIS to survey members to ascertain the actual impact on learning and teaching, and on health, safety and welfare, of any reduction in the numbers of such staff.

Further this AGM resolve that the EIS should advise all members in the school sector not to do any work previously done by support staff whose posts or hours have been cut by Councils in 2016.”

  • Amendment – Edinburgh Local Association

Delete "2016” and replace with "in recent years”

 Carried

53. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM request that the Council investigates whether there is increasing use of private funding for the provision of education in the state sector and that the investigation include colleges, training and crowdfunded activities.” 

 Carried

54. Western Isles Local Association

"That this AGM urge Education Scotland and Scottish Government to ensure that the launch of any new education initiatives be timed to coincide with Schools’ Improvement Planning Cycle in order to reduce pressure of workload on members.”

 Carried.

55. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM resolve to maintain a list, on the public part of the EIS website, of schools in Scotland that pay below SNCT agreed pay scales and do not apply the conditions of service in the SNCT Handbook.”

 Carried.

56. Dundee Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the number of Area Officers within the Institute.”

  • Amendment – Fife Local Association

After "Institute” add "and to investigate and report on their workload.”

 Carried.

57. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM resolve to investigate and report on:

a) the involvement of student members in local associations;

b) the introduction of appropriate constitutional changes to provide student members with representation on Council and at the AGM as well as a mechanism for the submission of motions.”

 Carried.

58. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"The AGM instruct Council to investigate and report upon the impact of school Print Policies on:

a) teacher workload;

b) learner equality.” 

 Carried.

59. Aberdeenshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to provide EIS Representatives with an electronic copy of the Reps Bulletin and to post these e-Bulletins on the Representatives page on the day of publication.”

 Carried.

60. Aberdeenshire Local Association

"That this AGM recognises that some schools have job share Representatives and instruct Council to investigate and report on ways to update technology in order to best communicate with both.”

 Carried

61. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM request that the Council produce EIS publicity materials and organise public events to support the campaign against the renewal of the Trident missile system.” 

 Carried.

 

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