General Meeting 15/10/2019

General Meeting SignThe District General Meeting is on Tuesday 15th October 2019 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm. It is being held at Manor Park Methodist Church Hall, Herbert Road, E12 6AY. The agenda is below. Please try to attend or try to get someone from your workplace to attend.

The quorum is 30 members.

·       Welcome
·       Speakers- Students from Newham Schools- Climate Change
·       Update on Newham Workload Charter

1.     NEU Newham affiliates to “Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group”
Proposed: Miriam Scharf
Seconded: Will Crossley
2.     NEU Newham nominate Tracy McGuire for the Support Staff seat on the NEC
Proposed: Louise Cuffaro
Seconded: Iain Hale

·       AOB

Refugee Week 2019

NEU Refugee Weel logo. The words "Refugee Week", set in top left hand side of poster, printed in black on a white background. The usual multi-coloured concentric dots of the NEU logo are printed centre right.You, me and those who came before

This Refugee Week we invite you to discover the experiences of displacement that are found in our families, neighbourhoods and history.

The theme of Refugee Week 2019, ‘You, me and those who came before’, is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees – and those who have welcomed them – throughout the generations. Continue reading Refugee Week 2019

Free Iranian Teacher Trade Unionist

Free Iranian Teacher Trade Unionist on Hunger Strike

Amnesty International has launched an online appeal calling on the Iranian authorities to release Esmail Abdi. Abdi is a maths teacher and trade unionist who was arrested in 2015 while trying to attend Education International’s World Congress and, after an unfair trial, sentenced to six years in prison. Since 24 April, Abdi has been on hunger strike in protest of the Iranian authorities’ crackdown on trade unionists and his treatment in prison. Support AI’s appeal here.