So, reading my diary notes, I see that we are nearly at the 15 year mark, where the unions are saying (in various ways) that they are currently negotiating with the Government to get supply teachers included in the teacher's pension scheme. I think this is a good example of: A) just how ineffective and irrelevant teaching unions have become B) just how less-than-truthful the teaching unions have been about their efforts to change this situation. If they were honest, they should say the Government doesn't listen to them, they can't do anything anyway, just forget the whole idea, and then remove the aim from the website. Let's be honest, there hasn't been any updates on this for over a decade, no progress, no nothing. It makes you wonder what the Unions actually do.