A Real Chance to Tackle Workload in Schools by National Executive
NUT campaigning and pressure has forced Nicky Morgan to recognise the scale of this problem and given us a real opportunity to bring about changes that will make real improvements to teachers’ work-life balance. Please play your part by:
1 Go online and complete the government workload survey –
2 Meet as a school group to discuss how you can use the Ofsted clarifications in your school
3 Discuss the NUT Action Programme to reduce workload with colleagues
4 Elect an NUT Rep if you don’t already have oneCategories: Blackburn with Darwen, Campaign, National Executive Posted: 03 Nov
TUC ‘Britain Needs A Payrise’ March and Rally – 18 October 2014 by National Executive
Members from Blackburn with Darwen Division joined colleagues from Lancashire and the rest of the North West region on this important demonstration in London on Saturday 18 October 2014. Around 75,000 trade union members from across the public and private sectors took part in the march to demand a different approach to the ConDem’s programme of austerity, cuts and privatisation.Blackburn with Darwen, Divisional News, National Executive Posted: 21 Oct
Email your MP about Pay, Pensions and Conditions by National Executive
Go to the Union’s national website www.teachers.org.uk to send the following email message to your MP:
As you may know, the NASUWT and NUT teaching unions have suspended plans for a national all out strike that was to take place before the end of the year. The decision was made after overwhelming support from teachers for strike action across England on 27 June and on 1 and 17 October and following notification from the Secretary of State for Education that he was willing to engage in a programme of talks with the NUT and the NASUWT in relation to their disputes about teachers’ pay, pensions, conditions of service and jobs. However, I am concerned that after indicating a willingness to enter into talks, the Secretary of State issued further correspondence on 6 November and has made further public statements that cast doubt on whether he is prepared genuinely to engage in talks with the NASUWT and NUT to resolve the current trade disputes.
I am concerned that despite the commitment shown by both unions, the Secretary of State appears not to recognise the potentially damaging impact that could be caused if there are further delays in establishing a programme of talks.
I hope that you will contact the Secretary of State and encourage him to enter into talks as speedily as possible and on an appropriate basis with the NUT and the NASUWT to resolve these disputes.
I would also urge you to attend a briefing meeting for Parliamentarians which is being held on Wednesday 27th November between 4 to 6 pm in Committee Room 9.
I would also appreciate the opportunity to meet with you in the constituency and will be contacting your office to arrange a suitable time.
I sincerely hope that further national strike action can be avoided.
I look forward to hearing from you.Categories: Campaign, National Executive Posted: 16 Nov
ASOSA by National Executive
Don’t forget that our Action Short Of Strike Action ballot is still live and is the most effective way to collectively act to stop inappropriate management practices including:
- Unfair Pay Policies & Appraisal Objectives;
- Excessive Lesson Observations;
- Learning Walks & Drop-Ins;
- Mock OFSTEDs;
- Onerous Planning Regimes;
- Cover & Lunchtime Supervision;
- Admin & Clerical Tasks …
and lots more!!!
Categories: Campaign, National Executive Posted: 16 Nov