Welcome to the Edinburgh Local Association of the EIS
Edinburgh Local Association provides local advice and support to members. We hold regular LA meetings, which are open to all members, to discuss local matters.
In order to keep up to date with the latest news we ask that we are kept informed of any changes to your membership or contact information. You can update your details by logging in to the My EIS section of the website or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary's Weekly Update - 13th August 2018
I hope you’re well and had a great summer. Best wishes for today and for the year ahead.
I know you’ll all be swamped with trying to get ready for the return of pupils on Wednesday, so I’ll save reminders about forthcoming events, the pay campaign etc until next week. The only things I’ll say today are:
If you’re chatting to new staff, and particularly to probationers, about all the things that need to be done at the start of the new term, a mention of the importance of union membership would be great. If people haven’t yet joined the EIS, the easiest way to do so is online (point them towards https://www.eis.org.uk/Join/Application-Form ) . If they are already members, remind them of the need to update contact details (this can also be done at eis.org.uk). If you’ve moved recently, you’ll need to do the same - given the likelihood of us having to ballot over industrial action in support of the 10% pay claim, it is vital we have a complete and accurate database of members.
The was a lot of building work being done in schools over the holidays. Some of this hasn’t been completed. There should be contingency plans in place to support staff where classrooms are not ready, but if you have concerns over this you should, in the first instance, speak to your school rep and headteacher/business manager. If that doesn’t result in satisfactory solutions being forthcoming, get in touch with the office and we’ll try to help.
Have a good day!