The NTA ballot papers relating to the nomination of the NUT General Secretary were processed. The majority of NTA members who voted wished to nominate a candidate for the new NUT General Secretary. The NTA’s nomination is Kevin Courtney. The nomination papers were sent to the NUT before the deadline.
The NUT announced that 2 candidates have been nominated to stand for election. They are Kevin Courtney & Beth Davies
Ballot papers will be despatched on Friday, 24 June 2016 by the independent scrutineer. Ballot papers will be accompanied by candidates’ election statements, biographical details and photographs.
Members who do not receive a ballot paper by Monday, 11 July 2016 should be advised to contact the election ballot hotline on 020 7380 4825. They will need their membership number to hand.
The closing date for receipt of completed ballot papers at the offices of ERS is midday on Friday, 15 July 2016.
Appeal from TUC:
Apart from Barking Dagenham and Havering TUC and Croydon TUC, if anyone has any other details on Self Organised Groups, Unions, Trades Councils and Community Groups hosting travel to Tolpuddle on the Saturday or Sunday throughout the region (London especially) please send updates to mailto:DLewis@tuc.org.uk - thanks.
We remain in dispute and building for the ballot remains the most important and urgent priority.
Nicky Morgan has said nothing to resolve our dispute. Real term cuts in funding will have major effects on schools and teachers, whether academy or maintained. They will further erode terms and conditions, increase workload and impede pay progression for teachers. As more schools become academies, the coverage of the national STPCD and Burgundy Book will narrow and these protections will gradually wither away.
We will ballot members in all schools and academies for “discontinuous” strike action, and intend to call a one-day strike in early July and to announce additional autumn term dates as well. The ballot opens on Monday 23 May and will close on Wednesday 22 June. We need a big turnout and a huge YES vote.