London Recruits – This film needs you!

Urgent appeal for Kickstarter funding for the film!

Deadline 23rd December 2015.

The Union nationally is supporting the production of this film.

London Recruits tells the story of the young women and men, including NUT members, who undertook undercover missions for the ANC. With your help their inspirational story of solidarity and high adventure is coming to the big screen for the first time.

To donate please follow this link:

Refugee Week Poetry Competition: Book Published

I visited the NUT Newham office where the Division Secretary gave me copies of two booklets that were produced as part of a competition the Division had run in previous years to mark Refugee Week.

I read the poems on the tube later that evening and was astounded by the quality of the poetry and the feelings that were portrayed by the children. I grew up in Belfast during the troubles and could relate to the fear and insecurity that is described.

I congratulate the Division, Newham Schools, the children and their teachers on such a wonderful initiative that allows the voices of the young to be heard so powerfully through the forum of poetry.

Pauline Buchanan NUT London Regional Officer

Live From The Field

*Rokeby School NUT members on the picket line* ​ ​ Our members were on strike today against a change of employer as Rokeby is proposing to become part of a Multi Academy Trust. The NUT is opposed to academies and the action by NUT members at Rokeby show the strength of feeling against the school converting and moving away from the Local Authority to an unaccountable Trust. Well done to all the members who took action today.

Join the NTA banner on Pride In London Parade 27/06/2015

Pride In London logo.
Pride In London

Arrangements have now been made for the NTA banner to be carried on the Pride in London parade on Saturday 27/06/2015. The NTA contingent will march behind the NUT float. Members of the NUT in Newham are asked to contact Peg Probett, NTA’s President, if they wish to join the contingent. All Newham Members are actively encouraged to join this important event. The Pride In London website is at:

May Day March

The president, secretary and membership secretary carried the NTA banner, alongside the banner used in the film ‘Pride’, at the annual TUC May Day March.

They were encouraged to also take the NTA banner to the London Pride March on June 27th.

It would be great to see other NTA members marching with us on the day. Details to follow soon!