Monthly Archives: March 2012

Thank you for striking yesterday – now let’s build for united national action with other unions

7000 marched in London yesterday and many more struck with 33% of schools closed, 33% affected and 33% fully open. Thank you to all members who argued for strike action and got reluctant members out. We now need to escalate … Continue reading

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Striking tomorrow? Great but you need to DEMONSTRATE too!

We need a big noisy demo for them to show on the news and for that to happen we need you there. The march and demo will take 90 minutes and then the day is yours to go and enjoy the … Continue reading

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Don’t waiver – strike tomorrow

There are a small number of members considering attending school tomorrow to avoid losing a day’s pay, whilst this is understandable, I want to argue that this would not be a good move for those members and the union at … Continue reading

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Why you need to STRIKE on Weds AND DEMONSTRATE too

We understand that members would have wished for national action on Wednesday, but the Executive decided upon regional action starting with the region that got the strongest response: London. The overall national turnout was 23% but I have yet to … Continue reading

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Why you still need to strike on Weds when it’s only London and it’s only the NUT?

We have had some members asking  this question. So I thought that I would answer it here: We should have gone for a national strike, but with the union looking at regional as well as national action in the future … Continue reading

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Strike day arrangements update 23/03/12

On the day there are a number of options for you: In terms of maximising the impact of the strike – meeting fellow strikers at the school is always a good option. Standing proudly outside enagaging with those going to … Continue reading

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We have twinned(tripled/qaudrupled?) with Brighton/Sheffield/Derby and Calderdale NUT – here is a message of support

Calderdale NUT sends best wishes and  support to all NUT and UCU colleagues in Southwark demonstrating  in London on March 28. Although  we could not stand with you physically today, we stand with you in  solidarity as you are  taking … Continue reading

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Strike Day update 22/03/12

On the strike day there are a number of options for you: In terms of maximising the impact of the strike – meeting fellow strikers at the school is always a good option. Standing proudly outside enagaging with those going … Continue reading

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Another reason to strike on 28th March – Coming to a school near you from September – Michael Gove wants to put every teacher on Informal Capability – let’s tell him what we think next Weds outside the DFE – see below

Coming to your school in September – A Bullies’ Charter In September the performance management and separate capability regulations that have been in place for a few years will be replaced by a new system of appraisal which joins them … Continue reading

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Strike Day details Weds March 28th – London NUT pensions strike

What we know so far – more details out later today: Assemble at 11:00am in Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY  – outside UCU and then march to the Department for Education – near Westminster Abbey. We are also seeing if … Continue reading

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