Challenge hostile environment data sharing

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The National Education Union (NEU) is partnering with Liberty in its campaign to stop the Department for Education passing pupil data to the Home Office, without the knowledge of pupils and parents, for immigration control.

Although the NEU’s campaign to stop nationality and country of birth data being collected from parents as part of the school census was successful, other pupil and family data is still being disclosed.

Parents provide this information to schools without being told it may be passed on. The NEU believes that this secret data sharing undermines the relationship of trust between members, pupils and families. Fear that school data may be passed on means some children are kept at home and are unable to access their internationally recognised right to education.

The NEU has signed a pledge demanding that the Government commits to a firewall – a guarantee that personal data will not be shared with the Home Office for immigration control purposes.

CARE, DON’T SHARE – add your pledge today.

Yours sincerely,

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Mary Bousted
Joint General Secretary
National Education Union

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Kevin Courtney
Joint General Secretary
National Education Union

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PSC challenges Government

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Dear Friend,

We’ve won the right to challenge the Government in the Supreme Court over ethical divestment of local pension schemes.

If we win, this will be a huge victory not just for the global BDS movement, but for all those who believe in freedom of expression, democracy and justice.

But it will cost us £60k to get there. That’s why I’m writing to you today to launch our 2019 Fighting Fund appeal – please read on and give whatever you can.

Chip in to the 2019 Fighting Fund now!
https://palestinecampaign.nationbuilder.com/donation

Group of PSC supporters demonstrating to defend the right to boycott campaign.

Refugee Week 2019

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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.

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Brazil After The Elections

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

House of Commons
SW1A 0AA London
United Kingdom

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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