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.From NEU:

Refugee Week 2019

Has your school put Refugee Week into the calendar for 2018/19 yet? It takes place from 17-23 June next year and the NEU is once again the only education union supporting it. We are planning some exciting activities for schools to get involved in and resources they can use. More information to follow in the new year.

NEU Refugee Week Poster. A black and white representation of Paddington Bear drawn to almost fill the rectangular frame. The word "Migration" in black on white printed at the top. The words "is not a crime" printed at the bottom of the poster.NEU Refugee Week webpage:

https://www.teachers.org.uk/equality/equality-matters/refugee

Christine Blower: meeting to mobilise international solidarity against far right.

A meeting to build solidarity against the far right, following elections in Brazil.

Protestors demonstrate against far right in Brazil. Photo show demonstrators, some with mauve banners, some with Red banners. Mass demonstration.Christine Blower, NEU (NUT Section), and trade unionists meet with other campaigners.

Brazil After The Elections

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 from 19:00 to 21:00 (GMT)

House of Commons
SW1A 0AA London
United Kingdom

Continue reading Christine Blower: meeting to mobilise international solidarity against far right.

SUTR: National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism

SUTR poster for National unity demonstration, 17th November. Words "National unity demonstration in red. Words "against fascism and racism" in black. The date Saturday 17th November and assembly time 12 noon and location "TBC" all in red print. The background to all printing is yellow.Saturday, 17 November 2018 at 12:00 UTC

Central London
WC2H 7LH London, United Kingdom

SUTR message:
We are experiencing the biggest rise in support for fascism, the far right, racism, Islamophobia and Antisemitism since the 1930s. In Britain fascists and racists are mobilising on a scale not seen for decades. We must unite against this threat. A range of national figures are supporting this national demonstration. We will shortly update with more details.

The demonstration is initiated by Stand Up To Racism, co-sponsored by Unite Against Fascism and LoveMusic HateRacism, officially backed by the TUC and supported by Diane Abbott MP and John McDonnell MP amongst others. More details will follow.

March against Far Right – 17 November

The NEU is backing the anti-racist demonstration called by Stand Up to Racism to counter the growth of far right forces in Britain and send a positive message of unity. An emergency motion at TUC Congress was passed unanimously backing the demonstration. Please help build support for the demonstration and support on social media.

NEU Newham (NUT Section) is affiliated to SUTR

Show Racism the Red Card – Wear Red Day 19/10/2018

SRTRC – Wear Red Day – 19 October 2018

Please let your members know about this year’s Show Racism the Red Card Wear Red Day which is taking place on 19 October. Schools are being asked to Wear Red for the day to raise awareness of anti-racist education for young people. Schools can get more information here. Send any local photos you have of members ‘wearing red’ on the day to equality@neu.org.uk

End Modern Slavery

From the TUC:

TUC header for documents relating to International Development Matters. "Words in white on two-tone purple background. Words read " Changing the world of work for good, TUC, International Development Matters".

CALLS TO ACTION
ACT NOW! Make a stand to end Modern Slavery
The International Labour Organization’s Protocol on Forced Labour could restore hope and freedom to millions of people trapped in modern slavery. But first it has to be ratified by countries around the world. Join 880 other supporters in the UK, including trade unionists, who have already signed up for the campaign calling on governments to ratify the Protocol by the end of 2018. (The UK has already ratified it, but there many more nations to go!)

Take action here
http://50forfreedom.org/?lang=en

Workload

From NEU e-Bulletin:
Ahead of the relaunch of our workload campaign in September, we are contacting in-service members to ask what the main cause of workload is in their school. We want to build a picture of the spread of workload issues around the country and gauge what impact previous Government and Ofsted advice has had in reducing workload. Anecdotally we believe school leaders continue to ask teachers to complete tasks which Ofsted and the DfE have said are not required. But we want to gather as much evidence as we can both to take into our talks with Government ministers and to ensure we’re providing members with the resources they need to address workload issues in their schools. Please encourage members in your area to respond to the emails and help us to tackle workload. As part of the campaign, we are also looking to profile NEU school groups which have achieved wins on workload within their school, however big or small. If you have any examples please send them to campaigns@neu.org.uk

NEU Officers' ebulletin logo.