Organisation Motions

Created on: 06 Jun 2021 | Last modified: 11 Jun 2021

Motions

Resolution

34. Council

"That this AGM instruct Council to:

  • Continue to campaign for safe working conditions in schools and other educational settings, with a full range of mitigations that meet and exceed the Scottish Government’s guidance re-opening schools during the pandemic, specifically including improved ventilation, wider use of face coverings and masks, and physical distancing.
  • Campaign to ensure that the additional resources commensurate with the risks of prioritising education provision during the pandemic are provided to schools.
  • Campaign to ensure that the interests and health of teachers are fairly and equitably considered with other stakeholders’ interests when decisions are made regarding education provision at national and local
    levels."

Carried

35. EIS-ULA

"That this AGM note:

  • 'Zero Covid' strategy is a full UK-wide lockdown to bring community transmissions down to close to zero; an effective and publicly run find, test, track, trace, isolate and support (FTTIS) system to quickly prevent the escalation of any further outbreaks; covid screening at all points of entry into the UK; and guaranteeing the livelihood of everyone who loses money as a result of the pandemic.

AGM resolves to:

  • To campaign for the implementation of the 'Zero Covid' strategy described above.

Amendment Council

"The motion be remitted to Council."

Remitted

36. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instructs Council to embark on a campaign to secure the proper resourcing of educational recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to:

  • Utilising all supply staff who are available to work.
  • Reducing class sizes.
  • Providing targeted support for those pupils who have been most affected."

Carried

37. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign, with other Trade Unions when possible, in favour of policies which aim to:

    1. halt biodiversity loss;
    2. reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2030;
    3. educate the public on the science behind the climate and ecological emergency;
    4. create a Citizens' Assembly to steer decisions on tackling that emergency."

Amendment Glasgow Local Association

Insert after "unions" "and affiliated organisations."

Carried

38. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM acknowledges the sovereign right of the people of Scotland to determine the form of government best suited to their needs."

Carried

39. Orkney Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to establish an occupational network for neurodivergent members of the EIS and to call upon Local Authorities to ensure the provision of training in working with neurodivergent adults to all school staff."

Carried

40. North Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate the extent of bullying and harassment of teacher employees by other employees, parent/carers and pupils by commissioning a survey. The results of which will be used to develop EIS policy in improving the culture required to ensure a safe, empowered and collegiate working environment."

Carried

41. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM instructs Council to campaign for the creation of an education programme designed to help Scottish citizens combat fake news and disinformation."

Carried

42. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instructs Council to cease the practice of publishing attendance figures for Council and its Committees in the course of Institute elections."

Carried

43. Fife Local Association

"That this AGM is concerned at the use of funding from the Chinese government for the provision of Mandarin to be taught in Scottish schools and sees such funding as inappropriate given the human rights record of the Chinese government.

We call upon the EIS to investigate and report back on the sourcing and delivery relationship of this funding."

Carried

44. Edinburgh Local Association

“That this AGM instructs Council to campaign, with other Trade Unions when possible, in favour of the following taxes as means of increasing spending on education and other public services:

  1. Land Value Tax;
  2. Financial Transactions Tax."

    Amendment Glasgow Local Association

Insert after "unions" "and affiliated organisations."

Carried