Educational Institute of Scotland's annual general meeting;Conference;In brief
Ian McCrone, from Renfrewshire, said since he had taken over as local secretary it had become the most important part of his work. "I have been speaking to people at night just about in tears, suffering from diarrhoea, on Prozac and who cannot sleep at night," he revealed, after they had been harangued and harassed by parents.
Willie Hart, Glasgow secretary, said one teacher had been intimidated because she did not place enough happy faces on a child's work. He added that teachers needed union guidance on how to respond.