Monthly Archives: April 2015

General Election 2015


There are an estimated 1000 teachers in every constituency in the country, so the educational vote can have a serious impact on the forthcoming General Election.

If members get the chance to meet any of the candidates in their constituency, it is vital that they ask them about their education policies. A handy reference guide is the NUT Education Manifesto which can be downloaded here.

The NUT has now commented on the three main parties’ manifesto education commitments: Liberal DemocratsConservatives, and Labour.

Kevin Courtney to speak in Manchester

We won't vote to die at work

Deputy General Secretary Kevin Courtney will speak  in Manchester, on the dangers of asbestos in schools, on Tuesday 28 April.

Kevin will be a guest speaker at the International Workers Memorial Day event. The event, which highlights the ongoing fight for more effective health and safety laws and commemorates workers killed in their workplace in the last year, begins with a rally in Albert Square at 12 noon, and continues in the People’s History Museum afterwards.

Speakers will include:

Kevin Courtney: DGS NUT

Ron Sinclair: UCATT chemicals on site

Hayley Browne: UNITE Safety Rep chemicals in planes

Angela Rayner: Labour PPC for Ashton-under-Lyne

Phil Liptrot, Thompson’s Solicitors: Justice denied

Dorothy Wright and Joanne Hill: Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK)


Manchester May Day Festival


MTUC have lined up a fantastic day and night of events for the Manchester May Day Festival on Saturday 02 May. Download the program here.

Tickets are free, but donations are welcome. Get your tickets :…

Please like the event’s Facebook page :,

Join the event :

and retweet details of the event from @tucmanchester using‪ #‎McrMayDay15‬

See you all on 2nd May!

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.

Happy Easter!




The Manchester NUT office will close on Thursday 02 April for the Easter holidays, and reopen on Monday 20 April.

We hope all our members have a peaceful and relaxing break.

The national NUT advice line will still be available for urgent inquiries, on 0203 0066 266.