many supply teacher members reported in accessing work and, in particular, the lack of work available to them. Conference further condemned the passing of the provision of supply cover to agencies whose rates of pay are below national salary levels and which make no pension provision for supply teachers. Furthermore Conference urged the National Executive to investigate the situation and campaign for better treatment for supply teachers and to enter into discussions with governments, local authorities and other teacher trade unions to find a better way of providing cover in schools. Is this a potential indication that things may be changing slowly and with a little more pressure, things may change for the better? do we increase the pressure on the unions to demand action?