We have received a message from the Assistant Secretary, Greenwich NEU (NUT) re “Building support for our campaign for sick pay rights at Charlton Park Academy”. (See below for a copy of that message.)
Your Secretary, Peter Smith, immediately sent a message of solidarity and support on behalf of Newham NEU members and has circulated the news and request for support to our local GMB branch, He will also raise the request for a donation at the next local meeting of our union.
The events in Greenwich highlight Pay & Conditions issues that will concern teachers in academies across the country. Your ability to pay your rent and feed your family will be undermined if no action is taken.
Please read more about the issue.
Charlton Academy strike leaflet
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Donations collection form
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Is your school thinking about becoming an academy or joining an academy chain or Multi Academy Trust?
Inform your union immediately if you hear any talk of conversion.
If you don’t tell us, we may not know until it is too late to help.
We cannot come to the school unless you invite us. If you tell us, we could arrange meetings for you. This will be useful whatever your views on academies & whatever the outcome at your school… Continue reading Will your school become an academy?
The NUT says:
Tens of thousands of NUT members rallied and marched against funding cuts and for better terms and conditions.
With thousands of schools affected or closed, the strike drew national attention to school funding. After days spent trying to avoid the issue, Nicky Morgan was finally forced to try and defend the Government’s position.
We gained the support of parent groups, political parties and sister unions including the BMA. 6,000 teachers joined the NUT in the week leading up to the action!
The NUT held a hugely successful strike day on 05/07/2016. The NTA contingent was one of the biggest. Many thanks to all NTA members who supported the strike and especially to those members who attended the demonstration. We need to ensure that our schools are defended, together with teachers’ national pay and conditions.
Thanks to Iain Hale and Miriam Scharf for the photographs.
A massive demonstration has been organised and will take place in London.
- Assemble from 11h00, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA (outside BBC)
- March 12h00
- Rally from 13h30 in Parliament Square
Nearest tube station: Great Portland Street.
Please circulate details amongst your colleagues.
Kevin Courtney video about the strike:
Share video link: https://youtu.be/LJDK2fG5t8I
Flyer for Demonstration
March & Rally pdf flyer. An A4 version and some A5 copies will be mailed to schools. The regional office is also e-mailing details to all members.
Facebook: Events page:
To give out to parents explaining why we are going on strike – there are two versions in the pdf download file, one which has space to add details if they want to organise a meeting, the other has information on how parents can support us. Please feel free to use these locally.
Urgent Appeal For Stewards:
We wish to identify six colleagues from your association who can act as stewards for the day – this will help us make sure we have a well organised march and rally and are able to deal with any media scrum should any celebrities turn up. Please inform the NTA President.
Appeal by Kevin Courtney, Acting NUT General Secretary:
Help your MP get the message – enough is enough
Earlier this week I wrote to all MPs. The NUT’s message explained the harm that funding cuts are having in schools, the threat to teachers’ pay and conditions and why the Union is standing up for education by balloting for industrial action.
This message will have much more of an impact if MPs now hear from lots of their constituents reinforcing the points the NUT has raised nationally.
We have provided a template email, which you can personalise. It will only take you a few minutes to email your MP.
If you haven’t already done so, please do use your vote in the NUT’s ballot and vote YES for education, your profession and your pay and conditions.
Thanks in advance for your support.
This short video explains why teachers are saying ‘enough is enough’ and that now is the time to take action.
Please return your NUT Strike Ballot Paper and vote YES.
If you have not already done so, following the NTA’s recent email request, you can help our association by informing us that you have returned your Strike Ballot Paper using our survey: NTA Survey
We remain in dispute and building for the ballot remains the most important and urgent priority.
Nicky Morgan has said nothing to resolve our dispute. Real term cuts in funding will have major effects on schools and teachers, whether academy or maintained. They will further erode terms and conditions, increase workload and impede pay progression for teachers. As more schools become academies, the coverage of the national STPCD and Burgundy Book will narrow and these protections will gradually wither away.
We will ballot members in all schools and academies for “discontinuous” strike action, and intend to call a one-day strike in early July and to announce additional autumn term dates as well. The ballot opens on Monday 23 May and will close on Wednesday 22 June. We need a big turnout and a huge YES vote.