Salaries Motions

Motions

Resolutions

Council & Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM commends the work being done in the current pay campaign and instructs Council to continue to communicate regularly with members on all aspects of the pay campaign; to send bespoke communications to address different member groups such as younger members; to escalate the intensity of the campaign; building towards a state of 'strike readiness'; and to prepare for a ballot of the members during the next session.

That this AGM instruct Council to hold monthly meetings of Local Association Secretaries from September 2018 to progress the implementation of the EIS Pay Campaign Strategy."

Amendment Aberdeen Local Association

Add to end of motion "these meetings should take place within various local associations to facilitate the attendance of all LA Secretaries."

 Carried

 

Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM call on the EIS to:

  • negotiate our 10% pay claim without detriment to our existing conditions;
  • not to accept a pay offer of less than ten per cent until the membership has been balloted on the terms of that offer.

 Carried

East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to continue campaigning for a 10% uplift in the salaries of all teachers and associated professionals governed by SNCT terms and conditions for 2018/19 and in the event that no satisfactory negotiated pay settlement is reached to ballot members for industrial action up to and including strike action."

 Carried

South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct EIS Council to consider targeted strike action as part of any strike strategy that may have to be implemented in the event of a failure to reach agreement in pay negotiations." 

 Carried

 

 

Organisation Motions

Motions

Resolutions

56. Dundee Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for the statutory provision of Support for Learning (SfL)/Additional Support Needs (ASN) teachers."

 Carried

 

57. Dundee Local Association

"That this AGM resolve to support the introduction of Universal Benefit Income (UBI) in Scotland."

Amendment Edinburgh Local Association

Replace "resolve to support" with "instruct Council to campaign for", replace "benefit" with "Basic" and add after "Scotland" "and to take appropriate steps to seek the support of the STUC in this campaign."

 Carried

58. Dundee Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to develop and implement a strategy to reduce the Carbon footprint of the Institute.

 Carried

59. East Renfrewshire Local Association & South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign against the proposed abolition of the GTCS and its replacement with an Education Workforce Council, and to campaign to retain the independent GTCS as the statutory and regulatory body for Scotland’s Teachers." 

 Carried

61. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the cost and practicalities of introducing pro-rata membership subscription to the EIS."

 Carried

62. EIS-FELA & Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM agree to support "STAND UP TO TRUMP" and call on Council to be a strong voice against any state visit from President Trump." 

 Carried

63. EIS-FELA

"That this AGM resolve to ensure that video conference facilities are made available for all EIS committees and reps' training events at national level, and to actively promote such facilities for local and regional events."

Amendment Council

Delete "ensure that" and replace with "investigate and report to Council on the feasibility of…"

Carried

65. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM call on the EIS to back a campaign for a kindergarten stage within Scottish education." 

Withdrawn

66. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM request that the EIS affiliates to the anti-racist group Stand up to Racism and helps to publicise its activities in Scotland as part of a broad–based anti-racist movement." 

 Carried

 

67. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to develop a strategy for staged disinvestment from fossil fuels."

Amendment Dundee Local Association

Insert "That minimises the cost to the institute" after "staged disinvestment from fossil fuels."

 Carried

 

68. Falkirk Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to campaign to ensure that the individual educational needs of children and young people recovering at home from long-term illness or serious injury and subsequent treatment are met in full through sufficient, appropriate resources and support."

 Carried

69. Falkirk Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to investigate and report on the source of funding for campus police and on their deployment and role in schools." 

 Carried

 

70. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to highlight the ongoing impact of PTSD among refugee and internally displaced teachers in Syria."

 Carried

71. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM instruct the EIS to lobby the Scottish Government to establish minimum educational psychologists / pupil ratios to redress workload issues and to improve pupil experience of the Educational Psychology services.

 Carried

 72. Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for the retention of Instrumental Tuition Services for school pupils in local authorities in Scotland."

 Carried

73. Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to investigate and report on the level of teacher number shortages across all sectors including supply teachers and the critical level of shortage in certain subject/geographical areas."

 Carried

74. Council & Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM express deep concern at the continued occupation of The West Bank and East Jerusalem, the blockade of Gaza and the abuse of Palestinian human rights, including the military detention of children and call on Council to highlight the impact of the occupation on Palestinian children and to campaign, in particular, on the issue of child prisoners in the Occupied Territories."

 

 Carried

 

76. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the potential of a Tourist Tax to raise revenue in Local Authorities that can be used directly to support the Education budget within those Local Authorities."

 Carried

77. Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM call upon Council to investigate and report on the impact of the Pupil Equity Fund with particular reference to additional workload and responsibility for classroom teachers." 

 Carried

 

78. Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM call upon Council to investigate and report on the role of pupil voice in schools and the impact that this is having on teachers."

 Carried

79. Renfrewshire Local Association & Council

"That this AGM resolves to continue to campaign on excessive workloads for teachers and to seek further action from all relevant bodies to tackle this issue.

Further, this AGM call upon Council to raise the profile of the statements from the Education Secretary and the HMIE Chief Inspector of Education in August 2016 in relation to teacher workload."

 Carried

81. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct the EIS to investigate the impact of cuts to cleaning services in schools and to campaign to oppose any reduction in the frequency of classroom cleaning."

Carried

82. Fife Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign towards having a qualified Counsellor in each school to support young people in addressing mental health issues."

Carried

83. Fife Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for the ending of school uniforms and dress codes."

 Falls

84. Scottish Borders Local Association

"That this AGM call upon Council to plan and deliver a high-profile national campaign around the established Institute policy of universal free school meals across all sectors. Further research into extending the free school meals entitlement to include the provision of breakfast for the students should be carried out and a report of the findings and associated additional expenditure produced." 

 Carried

85. Council

"That this AGM asserts support for democratic and collegiate schools by instructing Council to campaign for the establishment of representative School Committees in every school to lead on pedagogic and curriculum areas, alongside Finance Committees to exercise oversight of delegated school finances in order to empower schools, the profession, and for the promotion of sound learning." 

 Carried

 

86. Council

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign with the STUC and other interested organisations for the repeal of Section H2 in Schedule 5 of the Scotland Act 1998 in order that all health and safety legislation affecting Scotland’s teachers is devolved to the Scottish Parliament."

Amendment EIS-FELA

Add "and lecturers" after "teachers"

 Carried