The following meeting dates and venues have been arranged:
1. Guild Merchant, Preston 22nd May 2018 at 4.15 to 6pm.
2. The Fleece, Penwortham 6th November 2018 4.15 to 6pm. 3. Christmas Dinner Haighton Manor 11th December 2018 at 7.15 pm
4. AGM The Continental Preston 22nd January 2019 4.15 to 6pm.
Bolton Trades Council presents this Banner Theatre production! 7.30pm. Book Free Tickets through the Octagon Box Office.
As battle lines are drawn across the United States between the corporate elite and the mass of the population, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and their community allies joined together to fight for public sector education. Their demand was for an education that teaches children to think, create and challenge and not provide zombie labour for the profit machine.
Chicago tells the story of the CTU’s strike and explores their successful organising agenda that empowered their members and mobilised parents, students and the wider community. That agenda produced a strike vote of 98% on a 90% turnout, 9 days of mass pickets, creative sit-ins and demonstrations covering 840 schools across the city, and hundreds of thousands of vocal and active supporters.
In 2012 the CTU and their allies managed to stall the corporate onslaught and develop a fighting agenda demonstrating that another education system is possible. By weaving together music, song and inspirational video footage and interviews Chicago provides compelling lessons for both educational and broader public sector resistance here in the UK.
I hope that everyone had a brilliant summer holiday and that you are enjoying the start of the new academic year. Only 6 weeks to half term!
As usual, Preston NUT will be hosting a range of meetings, training sessions, and networking and social events over the coming academic year. All members and prospective members are always welcome, and most of our functions are held at The New Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston.
Details for all events, (including agendas when necessary) will be posted on Lancashire NUT’s website lancashirenut.org.uk and on Twitter @PrestonNUT
Please note that the date for this month’s meeting has changed from Tuesday 15th September to Monday 21st September.
Join us from 7.45pm for a short one agenda item General Meeting to discuss National Officer nominations. All are welcome!
Another date for your diaries is Tuesday 13th October, when we are hosting our first Teacher Social Event of the new academic year. With a free buffet and a drink. This is always a popular get together and networking event. More details to follow!