SEJ AGM 2017

Created on: 23 Jun 2017 | Last modified: 08 Nov 2018


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Pay, Workload and Defending Comprehensive Education Dominate AGM Debate

It was a welcome return to Perth for delegates as they gathered for the 171st EIS Annual General Meeting. This year's AGM opened on the same day that people across the country headed to the polls to vote in the general election with members aware that both events would have an impact on education in the years ahead...Page 2

Facing the Challenge

Outgoing EIS President Margaret Smith used her keynote AGM speech to address the big issues facing education - including the impact of poverty on education, cuts to budgets and the need for unions to organise to protect education provision and the rights of teachers and lecturers...Page 6

Education to the Fore

General Secretary Larry Flanagan used his annual address to highlight the high profile of education in recent political campaigns, to call for further action to address teacher workload and for the delivery of fair improvements in pay for all of Scotland's teachers...Page 10

AGM Bits and Pieces

A round-up of the fringe events, new fellows, and a summary of important motions in education, such as tackling bureaucracy, budget allocations, changes to SQA qualifications and more...Page 8