The consultative ballot on the revised proposals from COSLA will close one week from now. The seriousness with which our response is listened to depends as much on the number of votes cast as it does on the results. A return of 50 or 60% will be dismissed as indicating the agreement of 40 or 50% of members. Please take a few minutes to vote either by post or online. The future of our profession depends on our ability to fight to protect teachers' hard-won conditions of service.