The date for the London pay demonstration and rally has been MOVED FROM THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER to TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER.
The reason for the date change is that, at the same time as we have been planning our demonstration, the TUC nationally had also been developing plans for a national Lobby of Parliament around the same issues for the following week.
The organisers of the London Pay Demonstration have agreed that, rather than try and build two events in successive weeks, we should join forces with the TUC to send a powerful and united message to the government to scrap the pay cap and that we deserve a pay rise.
With unions working together regionally and nationally to build the day, this can be a significant event that can help add to the pressure that is clearly now building on the Government.
Further details and a new leaflet will be sent out as soon as possible but we hope it will be a similar route and start-time, allowing school staff and others to attend the rally after work and to be joined by those who have also travelled to London to attend the TUC Lobby that is being held during the day on Tuesday 17 October.
Tens of thousands of NUT members rallied and marched against funding cuts and for better terms and conditions.
With thousands of schools affected or closed, the strike drew national attention to school funding. After days spent trying to avoid the issue, Nicky Morgan was finally forced to try and defend the Government’s position.
We gained the support of parent groups, political parties and sister unions including the BMA. 6,000 teachers joined the NUT in the week leading up to the action!
The NUT held a hugely successful strike day on 05/07/2016. The NTA contingent was one of the biggest. Many thanks to all NTA members who supported the strike and especially to those members who attended the demonstration. We need to ensure that our schools are defended, together with teachers’ national pay and conditions.
Thanks to Iain Hale and Miriam Scharf for the photographs.
Parents Leaflet Download [▼]
To give out to parents explaining why we are going on strike – there are two versions in the pdf download file, one which has space to add details if they want to organise a meeting, the other has information on how parents can support us. Please feel free to use these locally.
Urgent Appeal For Stewards:
We wish to identify six colleagues from your association who can act as stewards for the day – this will help us make sure we have a well organised march and rally and are able to deal with any media scrum should any celebrities turn up. Please inform the NTA President.
Appeal by Kevin Courtney, Acting NUT General Secretary:
Help your MP get the message – enough is enough.
Earlier this week I wrote to all MPs. The NUT’s message explained the harm that funding cuts are having in schools, the threat to teachers’ pay and conditions and why the Union is standing up for education by balloting for industrial action.
This message will have much more of an impact if MPs now hear from lots of their constituents reinforcing the points the NUT has raised nationally.