Congress 2011 Videos

Video of the Guest Speech and a selection of the debate at Congress 2011

Peter Wright giving the Presidential address to Congress 2011

Mike Jennings, IFUT General Secretary speech at SSTA Congress 2011 – Part 1

Mike Jennings, IFUT General Secretary speech at SSTA Congress 2011 – Part 2

Janine McCullough speaking in favour of the Salaries & Conditions of Service Committee Report.

John Gray speaking in favour of the Salaries & Conditions of Service Committee report.

Alan Taylor and George Sturrock proposing and seconding a Emergency Motion.

Emergency Motion

“This Association condemns the decision to cut the pay of supply teachers by up to 46%, believing that they play a vital role in sustaining a high level of teaching and learning for our pupils in the event of a teacher’s absence. The Association will continue to fight this injustice with all means at our disposal.”

Robert MacMillan proposing an Education Committee motion.

“The SSTA is committed to the highest possible quality of education for our young people. This Association believes that the way to achieve this aim is to invest in the teaching profession and its development not through the erosion of teachers’ conditions of service, the casualisation of the teacher workforce, or the devolving of further staffing matters to headteachers.

Congress totally rejects any proposals to save money by means of changes to teachers conditions of service believing that these will detrimental to the education of young people.”

Andrew Tait, probationer members speaking to Congress about his experiences in his probationary year.

Published on 22 June 2011 - Congress