Monthly Archives: January 2014

National teachers strike will happen this term

The NUT Executive today unanimously agreed a date for strike action this term as part of the continuing campaign on pay, pensions and workload. The date will be announced next Friday. The following circular has been sent to Division Secretaries. … Continue reading

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STEM FREE SCHOOL success for NUT – what changed in a week. A story in two contrasting emails

A tale of two e-mails from the headteacher – it was an absolute joy to meet the NUT Rep tonight. 23rd January 2014 – Union issues notice of action We confirm we are not prepared to recognise you on a … Continue reading

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Message from strikers at STEM Free School

Dear sisters, brothers, comrades and friends, I am very pleased to be able to report to you that STEM 6 Academy has today agreed to recognise the NUT and enter in to meaningful and early negotiations with us about our … Continue reading

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NUT/NASUWT issues first strike notice at a HARRIS Academy (Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich)

If there is no progress in negotiations over “the unreasonable frequency of full scale external observations, workload and the failure of the head to meet with unions to try and resolve” then the first day of joint strike action will … Continue reading

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Strike action at FREE SCHOOL suspended as union wins recognition

Dear colleagues, Ken Muller has asked me to send a quick note to let people that the management of STEM 6 Free School has now agreed to recognise the NUT (and other TUC affiliates) for collective bargaining and to enter … Continue reading

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Sign this petition to stop cuts to education funding at 18

Petition to stop cuts to education funding at 18 I am writing to ask you to sign an important e-petition about the Government’s cuts to post-16 funding which can be found here. The 17.5% cut in funding from September, for … Continue reading

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Article in Independent today about strike at Free School

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/teachers-at-flagship-islington-free-school-vote-to-strike-over-new-zero-hour-job-terms-9089009.html — Read NUT EduFacts EduFacts – http://www.teachers.org.uk/edufacts – aims to challenge government and media rhetoric by presenting the facts about what’s going on in our schools, our education system and in the teaching profession. Follow the NUT on Twitter … Continue reading

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NUT Inner London Exec candidate Jess Edwards Lambeth NUT posts about the Wilshaw/Gove spat

http://jessedwardsnut.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/32/ Gove and Ofsted. A plague on both their houses. Recent media stories have claimed that Gove and Wilshaw have fallen out with each other after a series attacks on OFSTED by ‘Gove allies’ in right wing think tanks such … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day is today

Dear colleague On Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January 2014, the NUT remembers the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur; and recognises the importance of using education as a tool to … Continue reading

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Big turnout at Southwark Benefit Justice demo yesterday – report below

Dear SBJC supporters, The demo was a great success. There were about 200 of us, loudly condemning the disgraceful bedroom tax. Here’s a photo of us making our way down Peckham Road. Thanks to all the people and organisations who … Continue reading

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