We remain in dispute and building for the ballot remains the most important and urgent priority.
Nicky Morgan has said nothing to resolve our dispute. Real term cuts in funding will have major effects on schools and teachers, whether academy or maintained. They will further erode terms and conditions, increase workload and impede pay progression for teachers. As more schools become academies, the coverage of the national STPCD and Burgundy Book will narrow and these protections will gradually wither away.
We will ballot members in all schools and academies for “discontinuous” strike action, and intend to call a one-day strike in early July and to announce additional autumn term dates as well. The ballot opens on Monday 23 May and will close on Wednesday 22 June. We need a big turnout and a huge YES vote.
Civil liberties and religious freedoms: from the Levellers to today
The meeting will be hosted by communications union CWU at its training centre in Alvescot and will start at 8pm. Attendance is free, but is limited to around 60 people so registration will be necessary – please register at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a few rooms available for Bed & Breakfast on Friday 13 May at the Alvescot training centre at £38 per person. Book at email@example.com
Welcome Trish Lavelle
Speaker Revd Professor Mark Chapman
Speaker Dr Ariel Hessayon
Chair Megan Dobney
Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary, and Christine Blower, NUT General Secretary have joined other prominent trade unionists from the UK movement to explain their support for the London Recruits film and show why it is vital to bring this story to the big screen.