Ghana education unions say NO to privatisation

News from NEU HQ:

Education unions in Ghana have spoken out against the Ghanaian governments attempts to privatise and commercialise the public education sector. This comes after the announcement of the pilot ‘Ghana Partnership Schools’ programme, described by the unions as ‘a subtle and potential privatisation, commercialisation and commodification of public education in Ghana with the approval of the government.’ Read more on Education International’s website.

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Hamilton House Meeting: Resistance against far right in Brazil

“Brazil: Stand with the resistance against far-right Bolsonaro” event this Thursday (March 28) from 6.30pm at Hamilton House, London, WC1H 9BB, with eyewitness accounts from the struggle in Brazil. You can register here
and see info on Facebook here

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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

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

Elections 2019 NEU Newham

Image show speech bubble with the word "Nominations" in black and purple letters on a blue and orange seech bubble, The overall background colour is green.Nomination forms for the NEU Newham elections 2019 are available from this website, together with a covering letter.

The nomination forms and letter have been sent to all NEU Representatives.

The deadline for nominations is 16h00 on 29th March 2019. See letter (downloadable below) for details.

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#NoRacismNoFascism – Two ways you can volunteer

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Can you help us make the #NoRacismNoFascism event a success? Two ways you can volunteer:

1. Help us get ready!
On Thursday 14 & Friday 15 March we will be making placards for the London Stand Up To Racism demonstration from 9am to 6pm each day. Similar meet ups will be going on in Cardiff and Glasgow.

We are aiming to make over 3000 placards for the London march. With your help, we can do it! If you can spare a few hours that’d be much great.

If you can help in London, or want to get involved in helping with the demos in Cardiff and Glasgow email

2. Help us steward on the day!

Stewards/volunteers roles are varied; from giving out placards, to helping on stalls, helping with a financial collection and of course, ensuring the march is safe and accessible for all.

On Thursday 14 March there will be a stewards/volunteers meeting at the TUC head offices, details here

Chief stewards will introduce the meeting on Thursday. Even if you can’t make the Thursday volunteers/stewards meeting please don’t think you can’t get involved. There will be a meet up for volunteers/stewards on the Saturday morning of the demonstration at 10am at the assembly point.

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Take action today to support National Demonstration Against Racism & Fascism 16/03/2019

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TODAY: #WorldAgainstRacism day of action

Today is a big day for anti-racists!

Today two important strands of the anti-racist movement will be mobilising for the Stand Up To Racism demonstrations taking place this Saturday, 16 March, in London, Cardiff and Glasgow:
Love Music Hate Racism  will be launching their #BeautifulResistance campaign , where some of the world’s biggest music artists will be showing their support for unity over division.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and its affiliated unions will be spreading a message of #Unions4Unity and #WorldAgainstRacism in support of the demonstrations.
The demonstrations are part of an international day of action , with events taking place across the globe from New York to Budapest.

Here’s how you can join the day of action today:
Can you do a “selfie” at college or at work supporting the demo?
Can you get a leafleting of your college/workplace/community?
Can you take a collection or donate to help fund the demo?
If you can take photos of what you do, tweet them and post them on social media tagging in @AntiRacismDay and use the hashtags #NoRacismNoFascism #Unions4Unity #WorldAgainstRacism #BeautifulResistance.

Selfie sign here
Collection sheet here
Donate button here

Good luck and let us know how you get on!