The proposed increase to the employers’ contribution to TPS

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Proposed increases in the employer contribution to the Teacher’s Pension Scheme (TPS) could lead to some employers withdrawing from the scheme, with members taking a significant hit to their pension.

Proposals to significantly increase employer contributions to the TPS is an immediate and real threat to the terms and conditions of NEU members in the independent sector from September 2019. Some independent schools will withdraw from the scheme; others will curb other spending, including pay.

Read a full briefing, including what members can do about it:

NEU AdviceLine – new phone number

NEU logoPlease note that there has been a change to the telephone number of the union’s national telephone AdviceLine.

NEU AdviceLine
The phone number for the NEU AdviceLine is
0345 811 8111.


These details are always available on our own website, on our “Get Help” page.


Teachers’ Pay – Ask your MP to #AskDamian

Teachers’ Pay

Message from NEU:

Ask your MP to #AskDamian
We’re asking MPs to ask the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds MP, to implement the recommendation of the teachers’ independent pay review body in full. Can you ask them, too?

NEU email tool for contacting MPs

In the run-up to the Budget – on October 29 – it is vital that we continue to apply pressure. Please ask your MP to #AskDamian to fully-fund and fully-implement the teacher pay rise and to fund schools properly.

In the meantime it is important that all teachers get the pay rise the Government announced nationally: 3.5% for main scale, 2% for upper pay scale, 1.5% for leadership scale. We will be sending out joint union guidance to reps outlining what they should get and giving them advice on speaking to their head teacher. This advice – jointly with ASCL, NAHT, UCAC and Voice – will also be sent to all head teachers and chairs of governors, and will also be available on our website.

Greater London Pay Campaign Meeting 30/06/2018

Message from NEU London Region:

Poster for NEU Greater London Pay Campaign Meeting on 30/06/2018. Words stating title of meeting, plus date 30/6/2018, plus time 10h30, plus location NUT HQ.

On 30 June, we are all meeting together to discuss the results of the survey and plan our Greater London Pay campaign.
RSVP today and say you will join us at the NEU HQ, Hamilton House, (nr. Kings X/ Euston).
Please share this event flyer with other colleagues at your school and teacher friends you have working in London.

Yours sincerely
Martin Powell-Davies
London Regional Secretary
London National Education Union (NUT Section)

Greater London Pay Campaign Meeting Flyer
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NPC and Social Care Funding

Message from National Pensioners Convention:

National Pensioners Convention LogoHere are two lots of presentational slides from a recent LGA conference on social care funding.

The first is from the Kings Fund and is quite useful in as much as it lists the number of reports that successive governments have published on the issue in the last 20 years:

The second is a very simple explanation of how unfair the funding arrangements are between those with something like cancer, and those with dementia:

LGA Conference Leaflet 1
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LGA Conference Leaflet 2
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Greater London Pay Campaign

Message from Martin Powell-Davies
Regional Secretary- London
National Education Union (NUT Section)

NEU Logo. Black letters stating National Education Union plus pale blue polygons radiating out from centre. All on white background. Alongside NUT logo with white letters on dark blue background.Teachers across the capital have faced years of pay cuts and cost of living rises.
We want to hear from you about the impact that years of pay cuts have had on you

Once you have completed this survey, please share with colleagues and teacher friends across London.
We will be will be discussing the results of this survey and the launch of our Greater London Pay Campaign, and we want you to be a part of it.

Join us on Saturday 30 June, 10am-1pm at
NEU HQ, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, (nr. Kings X/ Euston)

Click here for event flyer.

Look forward to seeing you on 30 June
Martin Powell-Davies
Regional Secretary- London National Education Union (NUT Section)

End the Pay Cap leaflets distributed

Keith Turner and Miriam Scharf ( Life Members) distributed several hundred End the Pay Cap leaflets to travellers at Stratford tube station on 13/10/2017 to publicise Tuesday’s Pay demo.

The aim was to brief the public on the TUC / NEU “End the Pay Cap” demonstration & rally on 17/10/2017

Thanks to Miriam and Keith for all their work.

Please support the End the Pay Cap event on 17/10/2017.

Assemble 17h30 opposite Downing Street
March, via Department of Health, Treasury & Department of Education, to TUC rally outside Parliament.

Leave school together for Downing St. – or join later outside Parliament.

Slide from NEU Powerpoint presentation with the words "Pile on the pressure to scrap the cap".