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The National Education Union is here!

As everyone knows, NUT and the ATL members voted overwhelmingly to form the National Education Union earlier this year, and the new union was officially launched on 01 September. But how will it affect your membership here in Manchester?

It takes time to join together such large organisations, and we’ll have until January 2019 to finish the merger.

In the meantime, there will still be a NUT section (and an ATL section!), operating as normal, but slowly coming together over the next one year and one term.

If you need assistance – use the same numbers you always have, both for the national helpline and the Manchester office.

In schools, reps have been told that they can be joint reps with their ATL colleagues, or in some cases, they may wish to decide between them who takes over the role.

There will be events planned, and invitations to joint meetings and functions, so that we can all get to know each other better – and we will be part of the fourth biggest union in the country.

Welcome back to the new academic year, and to your new union!

Pensions Advice


A pensions advice session for all NUT members has been organised by the Stockport Division, at St Anne’s RC High School, Heaton Chapel on Monday 18th May at 4.30pm.

A local representative from Teachers Assurance will present a pension scheme reform talk for any teacher who might wish to find out about the latest TPS reforms and financial planning.

 More details can be viewed here.

Win a £100 shopping voucher with Teachers Building Society



Teachers Building Society have developed new specialist mortgage products, including the Later Years products for teachers approaching, and in, retirement, and the Contract Mortgage for teachers employed on a fixed term or temporary contract basis.

They want to continue to develop mortgage products that suit the needs of teachers and to help with this have created a survey especially for teachers.

Every completed questionnaire is entered into a prize draw to win £100 worth of shopping vouchers. Entries close midnight on 27th May.