Please note that we have cancelled the Reps Meeting so that members can attend the “March For Education” demonstration.
NUT Representatives / Open Meeting
East Ham Town Hall
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.
Message from PSC:
PSC have released “new graphics showing the parallels between state policies in apartheid-era South Africa and those of contemporary Israel towards Palestinians.”
A meeting to build solidarity against the far right, following elections in Brazil.
Brazil After The Elections
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 from 19:00 to 21:00 (GMT)
House of Commons
SW1A 0AA London
WC2H 7LH London, United Kingdom
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.
Thursday 1 November 2018
14:00 – 16:00
Open Meeting: Vernon Everitt, Managing Director, Customers, Communication And Technology, Transport For London
TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Please register: 020 7467 1218 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Continue reading TUC LESE Transport For London Open Meeting
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
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 email@example.com
From the TUC:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org