Motions

Resolutions

18. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM call on EIS Council to investigate and report on the extent to which different support staff are being used to carry out roles that should properly be that of teaching staff. Thereafter, draw up any guidance necessary to challenge any erosion in the key role of teachers as educators within our schools."

Carried.

19. West Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the benefits provided by UK public sector pension schemes other than the Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme in order that comparisons between schemes can be made."

Carried.

20. Glasgow Local Association & South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM recognise that workload and ASN are still major causes of stress for teachers. In line with EIS policy, this AGM instruct Council:

  • to campaign to secure a reduction in class size maxima to 20 pupils in all mainstream classes;
  • to campaign to secure a negotiated reduction of maximum class contact time for teachers to 20 hours per week and to increase preparation and correction time to 10 hours per week.

Amendment Edinburgh Local Association

Add a third bullet point to read "to submit these improvements to conditions as a key demand from the Teachers' Panel at the SNCT as soon as possible, but de-coupled from any pay claim from April 2021."

Amendment South Lanarkshire Local Association

Insert after first sentence "That this AGM recognise the detrimental effect that current excessive workload has on the working conditions of all teachers."

Carried.

21. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM resolve:

(a) to demand as soon as possible at the SNCT the following changes to teachers' conditions to be progressed on an incremental basis, and be in place by August of 2025: maximum class contact hours of 17.5 hours per week; maximum class sizes of 25, apart from practical subjects which should remain at 20;

(b) to insist that this demand be de-coupled from any pay claim between 2021 and 2025;

(c) to initiate as soon as possible a "2025 Campaign" related to these demands as part of the VEVT Campaign and to sustain it until they are met."

Amendment(s) Edinburgh Local Association

Delete "to be progressed on an incremental basis and be in place by August of 2025"

Replace "maximum class contact hours of 17.5 hours per week" with "maximum class contact hours of 20 hours per week, with preparation and correction time of 10 hours per week."

Replace "maximum class sizes of 25, apart from practical subjects which should remain at 20" with "maximum class sizes of 20 in all mainstream classes."

Replace "between 2021 and 2025" with "from April 2021."

Replace "2025 Campaign" with "20:20 Campaign."

Falls.

22. East Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM campaign to extend the allocation of sick leave from six months full pay to one year's full pay for teachers with a diagnosis of a serious illness which involves invasive treatment and recovery time likely to last longer than six months, in order to alleviate financial hardship."

Amendment EIS-ULA

Add after "teachers" (second line) "and lecturers."

Carried.

23. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM instruct the Salaries Committee to seek an improvement in the SNCT conditions of service which currently relate to eligibility for sickness allowance for teachers undertaking supply work."

Carried.

24. East Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM campaign to establish a national pattern of days of annual leave and school closure days in order to ensure parity for teachers when they move from one authority to another."

Carried.

25. Falkirk Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign against the removal of discrete daily registration periods in Secondary Schools."

Carried.

26. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM, in the light of the changes to SQA course content, instruct Council to negotiate to change the status of Computing Science to that of a practical subject, with a concomitant class size maximum of 20 pupils."

Carried.

27. 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."

Withdrawn.

28. Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to investigate, quantify and report on the amount of time teachers spend on extra-curricular clubs, teams, events or shows."

Carried.

29. Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to have a publicity campaign to raise awareness amongst members, highlighting the expectations within the 35hour working week and which stresses that collaboration and balance within the WTA is imperative."

 

30. Orkney Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to negotiate changes to maternity and paternity leave so that expectant parents with a due date in a holiday period are entitled to their full leave, thus ending the current disadvantage."

Remitted.

31. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM instruct the Salaries Committee to produce a template with headings which local association negotiators can use as a model for a school information document which supply teachers should expect to receive in each school on their first day of work; this template also to contain the SNCT terms and conditions of supply teachers, including advice on how pay is calculated in authorities where school days within the week are of different lengths."

Carried.