Refugee Week takes place from 18-24 June 2018. In its 20th year, the National Education Union is proud to be the first ever education union to partner. We hope you will get involved and use some of the great resources included on the new NUT Section webpage created for Refugee Week 2018.
As it is the 20th year, we hope you will talk with colleagues about the 20 Simple Acts that schools/colleges can carry out during the week. Please share the link and resource with colleagues in your school/college now to start planning for #Simple Acts in your area.
The National Education Union has been working this year with students who are refugees. We’ve created a teaching pack called Refugee Voices – share these videos with colleagues and take a look at our staff training notes which accompany the clips to get your refugee week activities started.
Share information and photos from events that you are organising with others using #SimpleActs.
Joint General Secretary
20 Simple Acts document
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This School Welcomes Refugees Poster
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Tuesday 29/05/2018 is during the half term break. There is no meeting.
Message from War On Want via the TUC:
This year marked the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy where 1,100 Bangladeshi garment workers, mostly women, were killed when their factory building collapsed. They had been producing clothes for some of the UK’s high street fashion brands.
To mark this, War on Want is hosting a one-off panel discussion on Rana Plaza, the Bangladesh Safety Accord and key issues for garment workers’ rights.
Registration necessary. Join us.
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Message from Martin Powell-Davies
Regional Secretary- London
National Education Union (NUT Section)
Teachers across the capital have faced years of pay cuts and cost of living rises.
We want to hear from you about the impact that years of pay cuts have had on you
Once you have completed this survey, please share with colleagues and teacher friends across London.
We will be will be discussing the results of this survey and the launch of our Greater London Pay Campaign, and we want you to be a part of it.
Join us on Saturday 30 June, 10am-1pm at
NEU HQ, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, (nr. Kings X/ Euston)
Click here for event flyer.
Look forward to seeing you on 30 June
Regional Secretary- London National Education Union (NUT Section)
News from The People’s Assembly:
On Saturday 2 June we will be gathering together hundreds from across the country to discuss how we can achieve an anti-austerity Government.
Change is Coming: How Can We Achieve An Anti-Austerity Government?
Saturday 2 June 2018, 10:00-18:00, St Pancras New Church, Euston Rd, London
Tickets £5 / £3 (advance booking necessary)
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The “Fighting Apartheid Exhibition at Islington Museum is hosting a talk by the “London Recruits”.
24th May, Marx Memorial Library. 7pm.
TALK on London Recruits: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-london-recruits-tickets-45100670319?aff=es2 “
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Teacher, Union and Human Rights: A Seminar on Global Solidarity
7 July 2018 10.30-15.30
NEU-NUT Headquarters, Hamilton House, Mabledon Pl, London WC1H 9BD
This all-day seminar will explore the need for, and power of, global solidarity in education around the world, especially in the face of privatisation, oppressive regimes, and the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM). The day will be filled with workshops on education in Cuba and Latin America, child rights in Palestine, global responses to privatisation, and more. Please click here for more information and to register for this free event.
The NEU Executive News No. 235 has been published.
Executive News 235
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NEU Newsletters, Magazines, Circulars and eBulletins can always be found on our NEU News webpage.
From the NEU eBulletin:
Education Select Committee – NEU submission to schools and colleges funding inquiry
Like many organisations across education, the NEU is currently developing a national submission to the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into school and college funding. Teachers and school staff know the impacts funding cuts are having – rising class sizes, lack of resources, redundancies and narrowing of opportunities for pupils – but this is our opportunity to raise the issues in Parliament and to push for fair funding for all schools. You can enter your own submission to the inquiry here. The deadline for submissions is 30 May 2018.
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Teaching the Civil Rights Movement Seminar
24-26 July 9.00-17.00
Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ
How do individuals and groups in a democracy organise to correct injustice? Join Facing History and Ourselves for a two-and-a-half-day seminar that will use the desegregation of Central High School in 1957 as a case study to explore the US Civil Rights Movement, positioning members to help their students understand how change happens in a democratic society. This seminar explores the teaching of US civil rights and race relations in Key Stage 4, highlighting Choices in Little Rock – the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement. Click here for more information, including how to register