Motion

Resolution

25. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM, in light of the establishment of Regional Improvement Collaboratives, reaffirm its commitment to the role and function of the SNCT and LNCTs and to the principle of collegiality."

Amendment Edinburgh Local Association

Delete all after "commitment to" and replace with "the principle of collegiality, and instruct Council to monitor, report on and resist any attempt to weaken, bypass, undermine or diminish the roles and functions of the SNCT and LNCTs."


 Carried

26. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to issue guidance on the pro rata contractual commitments required of members employed on a part time or job share basis."

 Carried

27. East Renfrewshire Local Association & East Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to investigate and report on increased workload for class teachers as a result of cuts to support and admin staff and, in light of ongoing cuts to Council budgets, instructs Council to issue guidance to members on the duties generally undertaken by administrative and support staff that members will not be expected to undertake."

 Carried

28. Glasgow Local Association & South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct EIS negotiators at the SNCT to negotiate that future salary increases are allocated on a flat rate basis following the current pay campaign."

 Falls

29. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM lobby government to extend the definition of practical classrooms to include primary classrooms."

 Carried

30. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to request the SNCT to review secondary subjects with a view to extending the subjects recognised as practical classes."

 Carried

31. Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to work with local authorities to ensure that teaching staff receive pay advice in her/his preferred format, i.e. paper or electronic and that the choice lies with the member of staff and not the authority."

 Carried

32. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to seek to improve the terms of Part 4, Paragraph 11.12 Family Sickness or Bereavement of the SNCT Handbook."

 Carried

33. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to raise with the SNCT the need for teachers who are members of faiths other than Christianity to be given a number of days paid leave on their faiths' Holy Days."

Amendment Aberdeen Local Association

Insert after teachers; "and associated professionals"

 Carried

34. North Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for discrete subject principal teachers as the best model for delivering the mainstream secondary curriculum, and in response to the need for career pathways in the profession."

 Carried

35. North Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to ensure that the recruitment, appointment and deployment of all teaching staff are conducted in line with procedures:

(a) which are agreed formally by each LNCT in its respective council area and;

(b) which are fully compliant with the extant employment law system."

Amendment Clackmannanshire Local Association

Insert at end of motion "(c) and are made available on the SNCT website."

 Carried

36. North Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM call for fertility treatment to be included in Leave of Absence for Teachers policies and as an option for requests for leave on HR and Payroll systems."

 Carried

37. North Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for an increase in non-contact time allocated to teachers in order to meet the demands of increased workload pressures."

Amendment Renfrewshire Local Association

Delete "an increase in non-contact time allocated to teachers' replace with "a decrease in contractual class contact time for teachers'."

 Carried

38. Council

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the operation of non-contact time in Primary schools and thereafter issue advice to all primary members."

 Carried

39. Council

"That this AGM reaffirm its opposition to the conscription of members from NPA 60 to NPA 67/68 and instruct Council to continue to campaign for a negotiated settlement with the Scottish Government whereby those members so conscripted may retire earlier than the provisions of the Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme currently provide, such campaign to include, in its furtherance, the procurement of legal and actuarial advice where deemed necessary."

Amendment Dundee Local Association

Insert "and NPA 65" after NPA 60.

 Carried

40. Council

"That this AGM instruct Council to negotiate with the other sides of the SNCT to establish additional career progression pathways for Scotland’s teachers beyond the top of the main grade scale."

 Carried