Motions 

Resolutions  

39. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to carry out research into the impact of mental health matters on education staff. 

This research may include consideration of levels of absence, impact of attendance policies on supporting return to work, reasons given for absence, training in this area and around supporting young person with mental health issues.  The outcome of research to inform the ongoing campaign in this area.

Further, that this AGM call on Council to develop a campaign around the impact of mental health matters on the work of education staff, including Local Association Secretaries.  The campaign to include consideration of:

(a) the possibility of rolling out Mental Health First Aid for staff training across all Local Associations;

(b) work with Mental Health charities to provide support to individual members and Local Associations;

(c) representation to Scottish Parliament and Local Authorities on the impact of mental health on education and seeking support in this area;

(d) professional learning opportunities for members in supporting young people with mental health issues.”

Amendment – Renfrewshire Local Association

After "around supporting young” replace "person” with "people” 

 Carried.

40. Glasgow Local Association & Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to conduct a scoping exercise to ascertain the level of interest, need and expertise available for the formation of a national EIS Health and Safety Committee, whose remit is principally one of providing training and advice to members.”

Amendment – Edinburgh Local Association

Insert after "conduct” ", and report on the results of,”

 Carried.

41. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to conduct a major campaign to promote zero tolerance of violence in educational workplaces.” 

 Carried.

42.  Council

 "That this AGM call for there to be a school finance committee in each school to oversee devolved school budgets, including direct funding and Attainment Challenge/Pupil Equity Fund monies, and that such committees include staff and trade union representation.”

Amendment – Edinburgh Local Association

Add at end "That the AGM further resolve to organise training for EIS reps in how to scrutinise school finances.” 

 Carried.

43. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM reaffirm its commitment to the right of members:

(a) not to be subjected to physical or verbal violence in the course of their employment, and

(b) to report to employers all such incidents of physical or verbal violence arising in the course of their employment.” 

 Carried.

44. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM reaffirm its commitment to the right of EIS Health and Safety Representatives to carry out their functions under the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977.” 

 Carried.

45. East Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to actively campaign to ensure all educational establishments are made asbestos free by 2020.”

 Carried.

46. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM agree that every school should be equipped with a defibrillator.”

Amendment - EIS-FELA

Insert "and college” after "school” in the first line 

 Carried.

47. Clackmannanshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report (through directed survey or other practicable means) on the incidence of musculoskeletal ailments (such as lower back pain and sciatica) among teachers of nursery and primary classes, with a view to ascertaining whether these practitioners face an elevated occupational health risk of contracting such ailments (through more frequent bending, sitting on low chairs or the floor, etc.) and also whether appropriate adjustments are being made by employers to accommodate the occupational health needs of sufferers from these ailments.” 

 Carried.

48. West Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to work with the GTC to review the nature of correspondence issued to members regarding impending investigations, arising from complaints made against teachers.”

 Carried.

49. East Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to raise the profile of ‘Professional Guidance on the Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media’ from GTCS, in view of its significance to all teachers.” 

 Carried.

50. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to provide Local Association Secretaries and EIS Representatives with a copy of the advice leaflet to members on ‘False and Defamatory Allegations’ (Members Subject to Complaints) and to highlight and publicise the advice contained therein.” 

 Withdrawn.

 

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