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.
The 1st General Meeting of the Manchester NUT Section of the National Education Union is to be held on Wednesday 20th September, 5.00pm, at the Hough End Centre, Mauldeth Road West. A copy of the Agenda can be found here
All members are welcome to attend. A hot and cold buffet will be available.
Important information from the Manchester Fair Funding For All Schools Group about their rally on 20 May:
“After the fantastic turn out to our march and rally on April 29th we need to keep the pressure on and keep cuts to school funding on the agenda during the election period.
Over 1000 pupils, parents, educators, governors and supporters joined us in Crowcroft Park, many of whom had never demonstrated before, to send a message that enough is enough: We need fair funding for ALL schools to give our children the education they deserve!
We are calling on schools to support and
help build two actions as follows:
Saturday 20th May: All Schools United Demonstration!
Meeting 12pm in St. Peter’s Square (outside Central Library) Manchester City Centre.
We are asking for schools in the Greater Manchester Region, and further, to send a delegation and a school banner on the 20th May, joining together to show unity against the cuts.
What is a delegation: It can be as many people from your school who wish to come. But a minimum of five representatives from each school would be great! A pupil, a parent, a teacher, a member of support staff, a governor and a head teacher or senior leader. More people would be very welcome but having groups from as many schools coming together would send a powerful message of unity and commitment – so the number of schools should be the focus rather than numbers of people.
What will happen on the day: Delegations from schools will gather at 12pm outside Central Library where there will be examples of some of the activities we will lose through the cuts; art, music and sport for people to join in with and be entertained by. At 12.30 we will have a rally with speakers from schools made up of pupil’s, parents and head teachers, as well as other invited speakers. At 1pm we will leave for a short march in the city centre to gain maximum publicity. The event should be finished by 2pm. A press release will be issued and maximum publicity will be an objective.”
Manchester NUT are holding a public Education Question Time at the Manchester Mechanics Centre**, at 7pm on Thursday 25 May.
The panel will include Terry Wrigley (Reclaiming Schools), Emma Martin (Fair Funding for All Schools), Sam Offord (NAHT), Nick Wigmore (NUT National Executive) and Zahra Alijah (University of Manchester and Labour Councillor for Fallowfield).
We’ll be taking questions from the floor on the night, and you can also submit them beforehand at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be efficient!
We will be debating school funding and testing, as well as all the other topics which are so important to our schools, parents and children.
Tickets are free, but you can register at Eventbrite:
**Manchester Mechanics Centre, 103 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD
The next General Meeting of Manchester Teachers’ Association will be on 24th May, 5pm, at The Hough End Centre on Mauldeth Road West. A copy of the agenda can be found here . All members are welcome to attend, refreshments will be available.
The next NW H&S Adviser Group Meeting & Training will take place on 24 March at The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre, Peace Drive, Off Cromwell Avenue, Great Sankey, Warrington, WA5 1HQ and is open to all reps, Division Secretaries and members across the region. Divisions are also encouraged to send a delegate to the advisers meeting.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
North West H&S Adviser Group Meeting/Training
Arrival from 12:30pm – Buffet lunch & refreshments
Group Meeting/training – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Valuing Women- Health and Safety issues for Women Teachers
Arrival from 3.30pm – Hot/cold food & refreshments
4:00pm – Main Speaker – Janet Newsham (TUC Hazards)
5.30pm – Finish
Places can be booked via the Eventbrite link below.
The MTA AGM is on Weds 25th February at Hough End, Mauldeth Road West, at 5pm. There will be hot and cold refreshments and the agenda can be found here.
Please try to attend, an update on the NUT/ATL merger will be provided.
Are you a disabled NUT member, or interested in disabled issues?
As a result of this year’s Disabled Teachers’ Conference, colleagues are meeting in Manchester for lunch and a general chat, with the aim of coming up with ways to improve the working lives of all disabled NUT members in the NW.
The meeting will take place at The Left Bank Café at The People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, at 1:30 pm on Saturday 12th November. All interested members are welcome.
A reminder the MTA General Meeting will take place at Hough End Centre, Mauldeth Road West, starting at 5pm. Members will be informed of the latest developments on the proposed merger of NUT and ATL. Refreshments will be available. The agenda is available here
The Agenda for the General Meeting to be held on 21st September can be found here
The General Secretary’s report can be found here