SEJ April 2014

Created on: 27 Mar 2014 | Last modified: 21 Feb 2023

Vol. 98, Issue No. 02

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The Qualifications Challenge

General Secretary Larry Flanagan gives his view on the current developments in the CfE senior Phase, and highlights the ongoing EIS campaign to secure better support and resourcing for the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence in all sectors ...(page 8)

What a Difference a Dispute Makes

A few short months ago, Branch Officials at Edinburgh College were confronted by a management determined to diminish their terms, conditions and working patterns while increasing both their weekly FT and class contact hours. This article describes how lecturers at Edinburgh College took strike action in order to protect their terms and conditions ...(page 16)

The EIS and the Referendum

On 18 September this year, the people of Scotland will make a momentous choice. Voters in Scotland including, for the first time, young people aged 16 or 17 years, will be given the opportunity to decide if Scotland should become an independent country or remain within the UK. Here, the SEJ looks at some of the issues that will be addressed in the EIS Manifesto for the Referendum ...(page 12)

The Choice to Force Change

As a result of the 2013 EIS AGM resolution "that this AGM resolves to publicise the case for boycotting Israeli products," the SEJ invited Hugh Humphries, Secretary of the Scottish Friends of Palestine to offer his organisation's view on why boycotting Israeli products is an important step to demonstrating support for Palestine ...(page 16)

Incoming President

Tommy Castles, the current Vice-President of the EIS, has been elected unopposed to succeed current President Phil Jackson, following the completion of the nominations process ...(page 4)