Introduction

1.1 The following resolution was approved by the 2011 Annual General Meeting:

"This AGM instructs Council to prepare a campaign of action to ensure that teachers on temporary contracts are not denied employment rights through deliberate breaks in their continuous contracts". 

1.2 Employment rights are established after one year's continuous employment but in addition there is a statutory right to seek permanence after 4 years.  

1.3 Additionally, under local agreements set out by LNCTs replacing paragraph 8.5 of the Yellow Book, teachers will acquire permanence.  

1.4 The SNCT has also set out a Code of Practice on the use of temporary contracts.

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