Give Palestinians back their childhoods

Message received from PSC:

“This is the message from teen resistance icon Ahed Tamimi, writing in the Independent,  who was herself in prison this time last year. There are currently over two hundred Palestinian children in Israeli jail, separated from their families, and denied their fundamental rights. This must change!

Join Ahed : Write to the Foreign Office

Each year Israel arrests and prosecutes around seven-hundred children as young as twelve years old. After being separated from their families, exposed to physical, psychological, and emotional abuse, the majority of children are coerced into signing confessions of throwing stones by Israeli interrogators – often in a language they do not understand. Very few children are granted access to a lawyer or allowed a family member present during interrogation.

Please take 3 simple actions to support us:

Learn more by reading our Child Prisoner Factsheet

Write to the Foreign Office

Sign our petition

If you are part of a local group or network that would like to arrange a film screening to raise awareness of this issue – such as the movie below – then please get in touch. We can provide materials  and speakers to make this easy. Please send us a message at:  campaigns@palestinecampaign.org  ”

SEND Funding

New NEU footer. Replaces old NUT footer. New footer is a sky blue rectangle. At the left is the NEU circular logo printed in white letters. In the lower right corner the NEU web address is printed in white letters "neu.org.uk".Central government cuts have devastated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision for children and young people.

The National Education Union’s campaign to increase SEND funding won an additional £350 million to support children and young people with additional needs.

However, central government has admitted that “more needs to be done.”

NEU research has found that 93% of local authorities have lost out on SEND funding since 2015 because of central government cuts. Find out how your LA is affected here.

Enough is enough. 9 out of 10 local authorities have lost out on vital funding for children who need the most support. We must force the government to bring the #SENDcrisis to an end.

You can help by:

Sharing the twitter card for your area*

Share the school cuts video about SEND cuts

Organising a public meeting to discuss how to tackle the SEND cuts

*9 local authorities have issued fewer EHCPs than the national average and so have no funding shortfall.

Together we can end the #SENDcrisis.

Mary W. Bousted signatureMary Bousted
Joint General Secretary
National Education Union

 

Kevin Courtney signatureKevin Courtney
Joint General Secretary
National Education Union

Campaign Against School Cuts

Message from the campaign against school cuts, with video from teaching assistant Angela:

You’ve heard a lot from heads and teachers on this campaign.
But that’s just one part of the school cuts story.
Because of funding cuts, Angela’s school can no longer afford the staff needed to support children with special needs.
Every child deserves to learn and thrive, but cuts to school funding are putting this at risk.
Please share this video.

Our schools are at crisis point

Because of funding cuts, Angela's school can no longer afford the staff needed to support children with special needs.Every child deserves to learn and thrive, but cuts to school funding are putting this at risk. Please share this with every parent you know.

Gepostet von School Cuts am Mittwoch, 10. April 2019

11/05/2019 National Demonstration for Palestine

Poster for PSC National Demonstration For Palestine. Printing in PSC colours on black and white background. Human arm raised high and holding a key.Message from PSC:

Saturday 11 May in London

National Demonstration for Palestine

Exist! Resist! Return!

Assemble 12 Noon Portland Place, March to Whitehall

The Palestinian people need our solidarity more than ever, and are calling for global protests to protect their collective rights. As Israel continues to flout international law and violate human rights, there is a responsibility on the global community to hold it to account and push for an end to the oppression of the Palestinian people.

No new Nakba! – End the Siege! – Defend the Right of Return!

Organised by: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Friends of Al- Aqsa, Muslim Association of Britain.

Supported by: Unite the Union, PCS, UNISON, RMT, ASLEF, UCU, NEU, TSSA, Amos Trust, CND, ICAHDUK, Momentum.

Join us in London on Saturday 11 May, the beginning of Nakba Week, for a National Demonstration.

Mandela, The Official Exhibition – Special Trade Union Day 3/4/2019

ON APRIL 3, in recognition of Trade Union support for the Anti-Apartheid Movement, every union member (and a guest of their choosing) is invited to visit free.

Poster for "Mandela: The Official Exhibition". Black and white photo of Mandela with arm raised. Mandela is on the left hand side of the poster. The words "Mandela, the official exhibition" are printed in white and yellow at centre right, "Free admission for all trade union members" is printed at the bottom, in yellow on blue.

To enable working people to attend, opening hours will be extended until 8pm (last entry at 6:30pm).

From 6pm, there’ll be a book signing (London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid, edited and compiled by Ken Keable) and a short talk (from 7pm) by two of the original London Recruits, Pete Smith (NEU) and Ken Keable (UNITE), followed by a Q&A and refreshments.

To attend on April 3 for free, simply mention your Union at the Front Desk.
To attend the talk or late opening (from 6pm), register at Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-admission-for-all-union-members-tickets-59227523116

If you can’t make it on April 3, there’s a special discount code, LR1250 that will be valid with any booking made through mandelaexhibition.com
http://mandelaexhibition.com/

Challenge hostile environment data sharing

Message received from NEU:

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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,

Mary W. Bousted signature

Mary Bousted
Joint General Secretary
National Education Union

Kevin Courtney signature

Kevin Courtney
Joint General Secretary
National Education Union

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PSC challenges Government

Message from PSC:PSC logo image

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

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