Motions 

Resolutions  

21. Fife Local Association

"That this AGM resolve to strongly oppose any action by the Government to undermine the role of the SNCT as a result of the Governance Review of Scottish Education.

Furthermore, that the AGM instruct Council to ballot for industrial action up to and including strike action, in the event that the role of the SNCT is undermined.”

 Carried.

22. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM request Council to review current Attendance Monitoring procedures for staff absences in schools.”

Amendment - EIS-FELA

Insert "and colleges” at the end of the motion 

 Carried.

23. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM call on the SNCT to add relevant wording in part 2 section 6 of the handbook of Conditions of Service to recognise that teachers suffering from cancer should have the same sickness allowance as someone suffering from respiratory tuberculosis.” 

 Carried.

24. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to provide advice to Local Association Secretaries and Branch Secretaries to assist in seeking improvements to absence review procedures to ensure that one-off surgical procedures would be given special exemption.” 

 Carried.

25. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to provide advice to Local Association Secretaries and Branch Secretaries to assist in seeking improvements to absence review policies for teachers suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS).” 

 Carried.

26. Council

"That this AGM call for a review of ‘Accelerated Incremental Progression’ by the SNCT and for the SNCT to produce guidance to inform consistency and to exemplify best practice.”

 Carried.

27. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate the use of temporary and fixed-term contracts and report on patterns of use. Furthermore, EIS, through agreed processes, should liaise with Authorities to ensure that teachers are offered permanent contracts after periods of temporary/fixed term contracts in line with the provisions of current employment law.” 

 Carried.

28. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM instruct the EIS to negotiate the removal of the phrase ‘these must be consecutive’ from paragraph 7.6.9 of the SNCT Handbook Part 2: Section 7 - Family Leave.” 

 Carried.

29. Dundee Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign to reduce maximum class contact time to the OECD average of 17.5 hours.” 

 Carried.

30. North Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM call for diagnosed work-related stress to be recorded and reported upon formally by employers as a discrete reason for absence from work.” 

 Carried.

31. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to initiate, develop and implement a campaign with the aim of restoring members’ pay, in real terms, to that established by ‘A Teaching Profession for the 21st Century’ for next year’s pay negotiations.

As part of this campaign, that this AGM instruct Council to issue information to members on how far members’ salaries have declined, in real terms, since implementation of ‘A Teaching Profession for the 21st Century’.” 

 Carried.

32. West Dunbartonshire Local Association 

"That this AGM instruct Council to prepare a campaign to restore salaries to the values of the McCrone settlement, based on inflation figures, and to negotiate on this basis for next year’s pay settlement.

Failure to reach agreement would result in a ballot of members, to begin a campaign of industrial action including strike action, from the start of the academic year in 2018-19.” 

 Carried.

33. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to set a deadline of the end of February 2018 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.”  

 Withdrawn.

34. East Renfrewshire Local Association & South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM reaffirm its opposition to the conscription of members from NPA 60 to NPA 65-68, expresses its disappointment at the lack of progress in the present negotiations on early retirement for those conscripted from NPA 60 to NPA 65-68, and instruct Council to campaign for a satisfactory outcome to the present negotiations on early retirement for those conscripted from NPA 60 to NPA 65-68.” 

 Carried.

35. Falkirk Local Association

"That this AGM call for a review and update to the list of practical subjects in the SNCT handbook in light of new qualifications being offered by SQA in Scottish secondary schools.” 

 Carried.

36. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM call on the Scottish Government and local authorities to ensure that IT systems are fit for purpose to enable teachers to work at a time and place of our own choosing.” 

 Carried

37. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to lobby the Scottish Government to increase teacher numbers in order to maximise the potential of Pupil Equity Funding.” 

 Carried.

38. Highland Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council:

(a) to investigate and report on the current extent of provision of management time for all promoted teaching staff in each local authority, and

(b) to seek to negotiate for minimum provision of management time for all promoted staff, to be incorporated into a national minimum staffing standard.” 

 Withdrawn.

 

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