At the EIS AGM last week, the motion on ‘the right of Scotland to determine the form of government that best suit its needs‘ was carried by a whopping 141 to 41 with 16 abstentions.
So around 75% of EIS reps, by implication agree that a second independence referendum should be held.
This a big slap for Labour’s Anas Sarwar with his opposition to self-determination for Scots and further evidence that the EIS leadership, tied by loyalty to Labour, needs to go.
Readers may remember that in November 2020, I wrote of:
teachers being led sheepishly into confrontations with an SNP Government, on behalf of the leadership’s old pals in Scottish Labour based on embarrassingly feckless opinion gathering, to support campaigns foisted on a membership which will then reject them in a proper vote.
The current leader, Larry Flanagan was at Stirling University with Richard Leonard, on the ‘hard left’, and is behind a trail of attacks on the Scottish Government, using scare stories, unsupported by science, to close schools, test teachers with useless tests and vaccinate teachers before old folk, as part of Scottish Labour’s most recent failed election campaign.
I know from my time in education that no one who really enjoys teaching wants to be a union rep but members need to get them telt that they need another motion to get the Labour cabal out.