Monthly Archives: October 2013

On the picket lines in Southwark today in support of our colleagues working in further/higher education

Today our NUT banner visited three picket lines: Uni of the Arts in Camberwell London South Bank Uni London College of Commication I spoke with pickets at all three locations and passed on our support and some solidarity doughnuts too. … Continue reading

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Message from Gen Sec

Dear colleague Michael Gove has contacted us to offer talks about our disputes. This would not have happened were it not for our well supported strike action and the unswerving commitment of NUT and NASUWT members to the joint campaign. … Continue reading

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No strike till Feb 2014 as Gove agrees to meet unions – but is this the right thing to do?

Press release from NUT/NASUWT HQs is below: A few questions occur: When did Gove make this offer to meet? Is this the offer he made to meet in September saying “that he was happy to meet, but his mind was … Continue reading

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Action for Palestinian children meeting on Nov 20

London meeting of the Defence of the Child International (Palestine) UK speaking tour which has been arranged by Action for Palestinian Children as part of an ongoing campaign for the rights of child prisoners imprisoned illegally by Israeli security forces. … Continue reading

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Clegg splits from coalition ….

On Free Schools People may have picked this up last night, but looks like an unholy row is developing – Clegg signals a split on Free Schools only day after Laws defended them in the Commons. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24599458 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/special-report-coalition-in-crisis-over-free-schools-and-academies-8891778.html It has … Continue reading

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“Next teachers’ strike could be announced on Monday”

NUT and NASUWT secretaries meet on Monday and Alex Kenny NUT Inner London Exec speaking at the Unite The Resistance conference: unite the resistance said that a national strike will be announced soon after (no date was given) He also … Continue reading

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We need to Unite the Resistance but fire fighters strike called off

The planned Fire Brigades Union strike for today (Saturday 19 October) has been called off. Please see below for a statement from the London FBU. London FBU statement At a meeting…the FBU’s executive council (EC) voted to cancel tomorrow night’s … Continue reading

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Photos/reports from the day – you won’t find these in the Tory press

This is a fantastic set of photos/articles from the London demonstration, which I think really captures the spirit of this and all the other demonstrations. http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/34667/Teachers+strike+against+attacks+on+education http://www.counterfire.org/index.php/news/16732-teachers-give-gove-a-lesson-in-solidarity

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Watch this strike video made by children

http://www.islingtoncommunitytheatre.com/ An excellent video made by children yesterday in support of the strike. Beautifully made. Direct link to the video: —

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A triumph of a march – well done all in Southwark NUT

Dear members, First of all thank you to everyone for the work you put in to build today’s demonstration and a special thanks to all those who helped with stewarding and other tasks. Today was yet another truly inspirational show … Continue reading

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