Category Archives: Manchester news

More Than A Score Book Launch

More Than A Score Book Launch

Fancy a free book, and the chance to hear NUT national President, Louise Regan, speak? Manchester NUT section of the NEU will be helping the More Than A Score campaign launch their book “Beyond the exam factory: alternatives to high-stakes testing” on Wednesday 28 February, at 6.30 pm in the Hough End Centre, Chorlton. Further details, and registration link can be found on the eventbrite page below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/more-than-a-score-book-launch-tickets-41999464529?aff=es2

Conservative Party Conference demonstration

Austerity has failed – and the consequences can be seen as more and more teachers leave the profession, less young graduates join us, and schools are starved of funding.

Join us on Sunday 01 October to demonstrate at the Conservative Party Conference. This is a national demonstration, backed by the unions and many national organisations. It is part of the People’s Assembly “Take Back Manchester” week of activities.

Hope to see you there – there will be an NEU section on the march for you to join.

EGM Nomination Meeting 28/09/17

Notice of an extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) for all members of the Manchester NUT section of the National Education Union.

The meeting will take place from 5.00 pm – 5.30 pm on Thursday 28 September, at the NUT office (CWU Building), 302 a Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, M21 8AY.

The purpose of the meeting is the nomination of candidates for the national NUT Vice Presidential election.

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!

Manchester NUT Education Question Time Cancelled

We all followed the events of Monday night at Manchester Arena with growing horror, and the realisation on Tuesday morning of how bad the situation was brought home to us how many families, pupils, schools and teachers will be affected by this terrible attack.

Manchester Teachers’ Association would like to extend our condolences and solidarity to all the victims of this shameful atrocity, and to their families and friends.

As a result we have decided to postpone our Education Question Time from Thursday 25 May, until after the General Election. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, but we hope everyone will understand and respect our decision.