Places are available in the Primary Section for members who want to attend the NEC in July. To apply contact the NUT office on 0161 945 5061.
A No to Austerity, Yes to Workers’ Rights rally and march will take place in Manchester on 4 October to coincide with the Conservative Party Conference. The protest is planned to be colourful, family friendly and is supported by the TUC and major anti-austerity organisations, including the People’s Assembly.
Attendees should meet on Oxford Road, from All Saints Park southwards, from 12 noon. The rally will start from 1pm and the march will move off at 1.30pm. You can find more information about the event here.
Please do come along if you can. It provides a high profile opportunity for us to highlight our campaign against education cuts, the growing teacher shortage and other damaging education policies.
If you can’t make it on the day, there are many other ways you can support your Union, for instance by asking a colleague to join the NUT. Do so by 30 November and you’ll also both be entered into our prize draw, with a chance to win an Apple Store Gift Card worth £250 each. For more ideas of how to get involved go here.
Manchester Teachers’ Association sent 8 members to national conference in Harrogate last month.
Sam Ud-din, Lancashire NUT Secretary, has produced an excellent summary of the main points debated over the Easter weekend, which can be found here.
More reviews of conference motions and decisions can also be found in the June issue of Teacher magazine.
END AUSTERITY NOW – NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION SATURDAY 20TH JUNE, organised by The People’s Assembly
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity is calling a major national demonstration & festival on Saturday 20 to send a clear message to the Tory government; we demand an alternative to austerity and to policies that only benefit those at the top.
We’ll be assembling the demonstration in the heart of the City of London right on the doorstep of the very people who created the crisis in the first place, the banks and their friends in Westminster. We demand that the bankers and elite should pay for the crisis and not the vast majority who had nothing to do with it.