MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 20 th JANUARY 2004
Meeting opened at 5.05, inquorate. Quorate as a Committee. Deane handed over Presidency to Chris.
Apologies: Helen Chapman, Ruth Anderson, Jim Cartwright .
Minutes: Accepted as a true record.
Matters Arising: Local subscription was reduced to 20% of national.
Anti-Racist conference on Saturday 14 th February at Hamilton House. 25 th anniversary of death of Blair Peach. Chris, Dennis and Lee will go.
General Secretary’s report – approved unanimously.
Agreed to contact Phil Grayston re continuing support for Nepal project.
Officers – elected unopposed.
Chris mentioned his support for the Union ’s campaigns over many years and that he was happy to be President this year.
2,10,30,44,46 were carried.
A uditors: Steve Harrison and Dot Kelly agreed.
Scrutineers: Ian Murch , Liz Freeman, John Howarth, Stuart Davies, Vernon Addison, Irshad Ahmed, Miriam Murch, Jane Rendle, Steve Boddy and P
Equal Opportunities Committee: Jeremy Gibbon, Irshad Ahmed, Jenny Taylor, Vernon Addison, Jane Rendle..
Membership Sub Committee: The Officers.
Delegates to Trades Council (Bradford): Ian Murch , Denis White.
Delegates to Trades Council (Keighley): Steve Boddy, Ian Murch , Stuart Davies.
P.A.C.: Helen Chapman, Vernon Addison, Jeremy Gibbon, Stuart Davies,John Howarth and Jane Rendle.
Ian Spoke about Dennis Farrell’s retirement. Decided to arrange a retirement present.
Teachers Pay Under Attack :- Pay freeze to September 2006.
Rate of inflation.
Management allowances under threat, particularly pastoral ones. They expect to save £5m in first year from this, the £25m in next year (30r4% of management posts)
Upper Pay Spine :- cut off at UPS3 – now before STRB with Excellence Points for perhaps 20% above that.
Workload and Workforce reform :- School cover supervisors – advice has gone into schools negotiated with the other unions, not NUT. Can take primary classes for 3 days and Secondary classes for longer than this. Oldham school is balloting not to do cover.
Pensions :- To a future meeting.
Threats to EMAG funding :- Bradford set to lose £3m over the two years 2005/07.
SATs :- Need to work with parents.
Meeting closed at 18.50pm .
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