1.1 The following motion was approved by the 2013 Annual General Meeting: 

"This AGM instructs Council to investigate and report on the extent to which Local Authorities restrict applications for unpromoted posts to their previous probationers."

1.2 The Employment Relations Department wrote to all Scottish Councils. Information was sought on whether Council adopted ring fencing of posts for probationers and whether probationers were graded at the end of the probationary period for allocation to permanent posts. 21 responses were received.

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