Employment Relations Motions 41 - 49

Created on: 16 May 2018 | Last modified: 31 Oct 2018



41. East Renfrewshire Local Association & Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the increasing incidences of false and vexatious allegations against teaching professionals and to publicise the advice leaflet to members on False, Vexatious and Defamatory Allegations (Members Subject to Complaints) and to highlight to members the advice contained therein."

Amendment EIS-ULA

After teaching insert "and academic"


42. Aberdeen Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to:

(a) investigate and report on workload issues related to the writing of risk assessments in schools;

(b) issue updated guidance to Local Association Secretaries on the roles and responsibilities for teachers in carrying out risk assessments."


43. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM instruct the EIS to submit freedom of information request to local authorities to assess levels of work-related stress absence among educational psychologists."


44. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to ensure that local authorities and members are reminded that following any incident where a pupil exhibits aggressive or violent behaviour a risk assessment must be carried out or updated before the pupil is returned to the classroom.

Local authorities should be reminded that they have a duty to assess risk to their employees under health and safety law."


45. Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to highlight the welfare support available for teachers with regards to their health and wellbeing and personal circumstances, and campaign for a Welfare/Health and Wellbeing Representative within each school."


46. Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to prepare guidance and advice in the event of infestations such as bed bugs and fleas."


47. North Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM calls for staff to be involved in meaningful consultation at planning stages of new school and refurbishment projects in the areas with the greatest impact on their future working practices.

Further, this AGM instruct Council to call on all local authorities with a duty of care for health and well-being, to ensure that all new build educational establishments have all rooms which are used by children, young people and staff equipped with adequate, fresh air ventilation."

Amendment Clackmannanshire Local Association

insert at the end of the motion "and heating."


48. East Dunbartonshire Local Association

That this AGM call on Council to provide clear and unambiguous guidance for teachers:

(a) on posting learning experiences on social media as part of parental engagement, and initiatives such as Bring Your Own Device, where young people are encouraged to photograph and record using their own phones and tablets in the classroom;

(b) on the management of situations where teachers are being targeted by parents using group chat forums such as Whatsapp and Messenger, and in particular, advise on the extent to which the law protects teachers under these circumstances."

Amendment Aberdeen Local Association

Insert after teachers in line 2 & line 1 of (b); "and associated professionals."


49. Council

"That this AGM call on the Scottish Government to publish comprehensive and detailed advice regarding the management and removal of asbestos in Scotland’s schools, colleges and universities."