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.
Civil liberties and religious freedoms: from the Levellers to today
The meeting will be hosted by communications union CWU at its training centre in Alvescot and will start at 8pm. Attendance is free, but is limited to around 60 people so registration will be necessary – please register at email@example.com
There are a few rooms available for Bed & Breakfast on Friday 13 May at the Alvescot training centre at £38 per person. Book at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Trish Lavelle
Speaker Revd Professor Mark Chapman
Speaker Dr Ariel Hessayon
Chair Megan Dobney
Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary, and Christine Blower, NUT General Secretary have joined other prominent trade unionists from the UK movement to explain their support for the London Recruits film and show why it is vital to bring this story to the big screen.
This is an important meeting for all members in Newham.
The governent’s white paper proposals have the wrong priorities, are undemocratic, lacking in evidence and a threat to all school staff in every type of school.
Come along and hear from the London Regional Secretary, Martin Powell-Davies, and others to understand why you need to support the upcoming ballot for action against the government’s damaging proposals.
Refreshments will be provided – please register your interest,
( Attend Event ), come along, bring other members and even recruit new members. We need to send a clear, strong and unified message that teachers, school staff including Headteachers and many parents, governors and councillors oppose the plans.
I attended Workers Memorial Day on 28 April, an annual event held to commemorate those killed at work or from industrial diseases. 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 a priority. Continue reading Workers’ Memorial Day Rally 2016 – Report by Keith Turner