SEJ February 2020

Created on: 14 Feb 2020 | Last modified: 01 Jun 2022

Vol. 104, Issue No. 01

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Local Association Focus

In the first in a series of features exploring the ways in which the EIS supports members across the country, the SEJ focuses on the work of Inverclyde Loacal Association. Although Inverclyde is not one of the larger EIS Local Associations, it has long punched above its weight in terms of member activisim and campaigning. In this special focus, we look at the work going on in Inverclyde on both local issues and in support of national campaigns. 

Paula McEwan wearing VEVT sandwich board

Remembering the Holocaust

General Secretary Larry Flanagan and the President, Bill Ramsay, were in Poland recently to be part of Education International's delegation to the 75th Anniversary of Liberation of the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp, and also to take part in an EI Holocaust Education Conference. 

Auschwitz concentration camp

We've Got the Empowerment

Women EIS activists from the Western Isles to Wigton, intent on driving forward the Time to Tackle Workload campaign, gathered in Glasgow on the last day of November last year. The all-women 'We've got the Empowerment' event, funded from the Scottish Union Learning Leadership Fund and chaired by Assistant Secretary Andrea Bradley, was organised to support the growing number of newer female activists and Reps to build the workload campaign in their branches. 

Women at the Empowerment Conference

Taking Pride in Teaching LGBT+ Young People

On Saturday 25th January, EIS members from all over Scotland gathered at EIS HQ in Edinburgh for a professional learning event on implementing LGBT+ Inclusive Education, under the title 'Taking Pride in Teaching LGBT+ Young People.' 

An LGBT+ Conf workshop

Protect the Future of FE in Shetland

The campaign to keep Shetland College in public hands is gaining pace. The Ministerial Merger Business Case is due to go to Shetland Islands Council (SIC) imminently for decision on the recommendation from the College Shadow Board that all tertiary education in Shetland should be privatised. 

Shetland College Staff