With the annual get together coming up, would in not be good if the problem of workplace bullying in Scotland's schools was addressed and strategies put in place to both educate their members about how to recognise bullying and how to tackle it. They know that the existing procedures do not work and they should be fighting to change these proceedures. In particular, all investigations into bullying accusations should be done by completely independant bodies and those who investigate should be knowledgeable about how people with traits associated with narcissistic and/or antisocial personality disorders can manipulate those around them to support bullying and target more competent individuals. The status quo where members are encouraged to accept bullying as the norm is not acceptable. Regardless of individual cases, where there is a bullying problem, there are indicators which the EIS could both gather and make information available to members. Staff turnover figures, ideally broken down into departments Sickness levels Reasons given for leaving employment (this could be requested from members in confidence so that they can be honest and anonymous) Lots of rules for staff, all staff emails and staff being encouraged to find fault with each other. Teachers do not expect to be bullied and believe that if they are that the system/union will protect them. Often this is so far from the truth as to be extremely dangerous.