Opposing Academies Leaflet in 8 Languages

Opposing Academies Leaflet. Parents demand a ballot.

Unite in the fight to remain a local authority school.

Here is double-sided leaflet given out by Avenue parents/carers on the days leading up to the strike.

An amazing example of what can be done, using their skills and determination to get the message out to include all parents.

The key information in 8 languages.

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Avenue School NEU members on strike

Solid strike action at Avenue Primary School with over 50 NEU members taking action to protect their conditions that are under attack through the planned academy conversion. The strike was well supported by parents and the local community. Many parents are opposed to the academy conversion and are angry the school governors do not listen to their views and are refusing to hold a ballot of all parents.

A parent said “why are they afraid to find out what we want for our children’s education”.



Louise, School rep and NEU Newham Officer, said this is just the start and the fight continues”.



Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint General Secretary, attended the picket line and spoke to members and parents.
Further strike dates have been announced.

Avenue School Strikes Against Academisation

Press Release:

National Education Union logo.NEU/NUT Regional Office
The Pavilion
90 Point Pleasant
Riverside Quarter
SW18 1PP

Tel: 0208 477 1234 Email: london@neu.org.uk


Avenue School Strikes Against Academisation

Over 50 staff at Avenue Primary School, Meanley Road, E12 6AR in Manor Park, Newham will be on strike on Wednesday, 29th November. Teachers, learning support assistants and office staff will all walk out as part of the campaign to save their school from being taken over by the EKO Multi-Academy Trust.

Academisation undermines the pay, conditions and job security of all school staff. It also breaks the link between local authorities and schools and ends any accountability between the school and its parents.

Avenue parents are fully behind the staff and because they want to see Avenue remain as a community school, maintained by Newham Council.

Avenue is a good school, academising it is neither necessary nor needed. It will do nothing to improve education standards

Avenue’s National Education Union school representative, Louise Cuffaro, said:

“Avenue Primary School is a good school. There is every reason to stay as a Local Authority Community School and absolutely no reason to hand over our school building and land to a Multi Academy Trust who have no connection or interest in the local community and the children who attend or will attend our school in the future. Those same trustees would be in charge of staff pay and conditions and as we know from the experience of staff in other Academies our pay and conditions won’t be maintained. The number of LSAs will be cut, experienced teachers will be forced out and be replaced by cheaper staff all to the detriment of the education of the children. We don’t want to strike but feel forced to as our employer won’t listen to us and our views against academisation are being ignored.”

For more information contact NEU Regional Secretary, Martin Powell-Davies, on 07946 445488.
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Campaign for sick pay rights at Charlton Park Academy

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.)

Charlton Park Academy strike appeal. Photo of picket.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.

Charlton Park Academy strike appeal. Photo of picket.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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Please help by raising donations.

Donations collection form
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Continue reading Campaign for sick pay rights at Charlton Park Academy

NUT Greenwich Fights Redundancies at Plumstead Manor.

Newham Teachers’ Association has made a £50.00 solidarity donation to the Greenwich GMB branch strike fund & wishes them success in their continued justified industrial action, with the support of Greenwich NUT, to stop threatened compulsory redundancies they jointly face at Plumstead Manor.

Greenwich, Plumstead Manor, PMS Strike Leaflet No.3
PMS Strike Leaflet No.3

Read the story behind the strike over Plumstead Manor redundancies.
The situation is a result of School Cuts & could be repeated anywhere.
PMS Strike Leaflet No.3
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Message from Greenwich NUT:

“You may be aware that we are currently involved in an important dispute to fight cuts at Plumstead Manor with the loss of up to 27 posts. The NUT and GMB have already taken three days of strike action and have called another four days to ensure that we minimise the effects of cuts in the school.

You can send messages of support to the Rep Orkun Ari at plumsteadmanornut@outlook.com”

Social to raise money to fight school cuts
email nocutsinvest_socialtickets@yahoo.com

Poster for Greenwich Social 05/05/2017
Poster for Greenwich Social 05/05/2017

Tickets in advance
£5 waged / £1 Concession
On the door – £6.50 / £2
Friday 05/05/2017 19h00
Blackheath Newbridge Club
22 Charlton Road

Poster for social (organised by Greenwich NUT, GMB & Unite)
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