I voted against the last COSLA deal and as I'm an EIS member also voted to support industrial action. I voted against the deal for all the reasons my union put forward: two-tier workforce, no guarantees on jobs, chartered teacher decimation, sick pay cuts, etc, etc, etc Here is the reason I am angry tonight, not now because the exec of the union is telling me to support the 'new' deal but because of the sheer laziness, apathy and naval gazing behaviour of an expected 40-50% of my teaching colleagues who DIDN'T get off their backsides to VOTE. Even with a resounding reject vote, COSLA are clearly able to see that the most teachers are far too all-right-nik to care about the more vulnerable groups in our profession and therefore no union today was able to say that even 50% of their members would support strike action. The union has no *** choice but to accept - because membership (of all unions btw) was just too damn lazy to stand up and be counted. If you want to be angry now ( and I'm bloody furious) be angry at your colleagues who couldn't find the time in their busy schedules to support the profession.