NTA’s nomination for NUT General Secretary

Photo of Kevin Courtney
Kevin Courtney

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

Election Timetable

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.

Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival 2016, Dorset, Sunday 17/07/2016

Barking Dagenham and Havering TUC Coach Day Trip (coach leaves Dagenham Civic Centre 7.45am – returns 5.45pm) Deposit £5

Bookings Contact: Susan Aitouaz, mailto:s.aitouaziz@hotmail.co.uk

Croydon TUC Coach Day Trip (coach leaves Ruskin House, Croydon 8am – returns 9.45pm) Deposit £6

Bookings Contact: assistantsecretary@cwuslsnh.org / 07941 890 75

The festival runs from 15/07/2016 to 17/07/2016 for those who are able to attend for the whole weekend. See: http://www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk

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.
Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival. Picture of crowd. Thanks to www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk for the use of their image.
Thanks to www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk for the use of their images.

Refugee Poetry Competition – Timetable Change

Please note that the timetable for the “Refugees Are Welcome Poetry Competition” has been changed.

The new timetable can be downloaded here:
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If you have a copy of the original timetable don’t forget to replace it with the new version.

The word "Poetry" being written on blackboard.

New version = PDF document
Title = “Timetable for newham schools.pdf”
Reference “PP/REFCOMP2016/b” printed on document.

Old version = Word document
Title = “Refugees are welcome here timetable.doc”
Reference “PP/REFCOMP2016/a” printed on document

Building for the strike ballot remains the priority

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.

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Vote Yes.