30/4/2019 – Christine Blower to participate in meeting on Bolivia

Bolivia, Evo Morales and the Transformation of a Nation.

Tuesday April 30, 6.30pm, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8TN.

With: Manuel Bueno (Bolivian trade unionist,) Dan Carden MP (Shadow International Development,) Christine Blower (former NUT General Secretary), short films and more. Register:

Facebook event here:

NEU helps break the blockade – Instruments sent to Cuba

NEU helps break the blockade with thousands of instruments sent to Cuba

The first ever National Education Union conference took place in Liverpool in April, and delegates participated in three fantastic actions to show solidarity with the Cuban people against the US blockade.

While the US government was announcing measures to intensify the blockade, the UK’s largest teaching union hosted Maida Bisset Despaign, regional secretary of the Cuban teachers union in Santiago de Cuba, celebrated the sending of thousands of instruments to Cuban school children, and raised money for the campaign to end the blockade at a Cuban salsa night.

Read the full report here

Image shows a group of "Play for Cuba" supporters formally positioned for a group portrait and holding the "Play for Cuba" banner.

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


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Joint General Secretary
National Education Union

Stand with Palestine on May 11th – #ExistResistReturn

Message received from PSC:

National Demonstration – Stand with Palestine on May 11th – #ExistResistReturn

It’s now less than a month until the National Demo for Palestine – we need your help to make this demo huge and show that the people of Palestine are not alone.

Hear from Lowkey and others on why they will be joining the demo on May 11th:

Together, we can get thousands out on the streets on May 11th to show that the Palestinian people are not alone, and to send a clear message to the UK government that Israel must be held to account for its actions.

NEU Newham District is affiliated to PSC.

Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April 2019

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Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April 2019

East London (Waltham Forest Redbridge and Newham) – Joint event at Abbot’s Park, London E10, from 13:15 until 13:45

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t that important a priority. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers.
Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April 2019
Workers’ Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.

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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