5th November 2010 at 00:00

Here we go .

Posted by catmother

What a surprise. "The McCrone agreement is 10 years old and any agreement that is 10 years old probably needs revisiting," Michael Russell, Education Secretary.

Posted by airy

It's called the agreement for the 21st century.

Posted by catmother

Good point. I wonder how he's going to try to sell us changing it?

Posted by airy

Contact time equalling pupil timetable will be suggested, with the aim of a compromise reached somewhere in between. If we don't accept, they will threaten job losses and class size increases which lose us parental support.

Posted by CanuckGrrl

If contact time is increased to equal pupil time, jobs will go anyway, in huge numbers, in primary at least. The Government will count on public disaffection with teachers to demolish "McCrone time".

Posted by piglet42

It's going to be hideous. People don't seem to appreciate how stressful a job it can be and that little bit of NCT is essential to get away before 6pm or working late.

Posted by bigjimmy

Time to start counting the hours. When you reach 35, stop working.

Posted by halfajack

Will union members be willing to work to rule in the current situation, where permanent contracts are like gold dust and people working temp have to impress their current employers?

Posted by Dominie

In the past 10 years, secondary teachers have seen the disappearance of promoted posts in secondary schools and the creation of the fac head system. They have also seen the implementation of CfE in secondary schools with potentially disastrous consequences for S1 pupils and subject teachers.

Posted by Flyonthewall75

One course of action could be a work to rule based on the national agreement and the 35-hour week followed, if necessary, by a legally authorised, national one-day strike and a rolling programme of voluntary school closures funded by union membership. It may be the only way to secure the future of Scottish education.

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