Refugee Week planning

Refugee Week logo. Concentric circles of multi-coloured dots. The words "Refugee Week" printed in black in the top left hand corner. All printed on a white background.Message from Refugee Week
Counterpoints Arts, 128 Hoxton St, London, N1 6SH, London
United Kingdom

Attention local Refugee Week networks!

A reminder to drop us a line by next week (Friday 26 October) if you’re interested in our offer of extra support for your Refugee Week planning.

Read more about what’s on offer here.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Update from Care4Calais

Group of Care4Calais volunteers grouped together on pallets of supplies and holding messages saying "Volunteers needed" and "We need you".

As winter begins to set in, the refugees are facing yet another tough time in Northern France. This time of year is particularly worrying for us, and the wellbeing of the refugees is of huge concern.

Our main aim is to keep as many people as warm as possible by distributing shelter and warm clothes, but we cannot do this without our wonderful volunteers. We are urgently appealing for more volunteers to come and help us continue with our vital work.

Refugees are relying on our support and we need you to make sure we don’t let them down.

Volunteering changes lives, will you help us to change more?

Teachers’ Pay – Ask your MP to #AskDamian

Teachers’ Pay

Message from NEU:

Ask your MP to #AskDamian
We’re asking MPs to ask the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds MP, to implement the recommendation of the teachers’ independent pay review body in full. Can you ask them, too?

NEU email tool for contacting MPs

In the run-up to the Budget – on October 29 – it is vital that we continue to apply pressure. Please ask your MP to #AskDamian to fully-fund and fully-implement the teacher pay rise and to fund schools properly.

In the meantime it is important that all teachers get the pay rise the Government announced nationally: 3.5% for main scale, 2% for upper pay scale, 1.5% for leadership scale. We will be sending out joint union guidance to reps outlining what they should get and giving them advice on speaking to their head teacher. This advice – jointly with ASCL, NAHT, UCAC and Voice – will also be sent to all head teachers and chairs of governors, and will also be available on our website.