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Don't let the racists use the Woolwich murder to divide our communities

At the Cambridgeshire NUT General Meeting held on Wednesday 12th June, 2013, members agreed to sign up to the following Unite Against Fascism statement: Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} Don't Let the Racists Use the Woolwich Murder to Divide Our CommunitiesUnite Against Fascism sends its condolences to the family and friends of the soldier murdered in Woolwich. There can be no justification for such a terrible attack on an individual. But we must recognise...
15 Jun 2013

Defend universal pensioner benefits - new online petition

The NPC has launched a new online petition – calling for the continuation of universal pensioner benefits such as concessionary bus travel, the winter fuel allowance and free prescriptions. The petition is being backed by the Daily Express and articles will be appearing over the next few weeks aimed at putting forward our campaign. It is vital that we reach the 100,000 asap.  HANDS OFF UNIVERSAL PENSIONER BENEFITS’ PETITION: SIGN HERE -
27 May 2013


The NUT has published an offical response to the GCSE marking fiasco. You can also read a couple of articles by NUT activists below.This open letter/petition has already attracted significant and broad support. Please sign and circulate as matter of urgency. GCSEs August 2012 - an NUT analysis Some thoughts by Kevin Courtney (NUT DGS) on Ofqual's responseWhat are Tests For? by John Yandell
12 Sep 2012

Distrusting Teachers

There have been, on average, two negative comment pieces a week in press releases or speeches from Ministers, DfE or Ofsted in the last six months. Here are but a few of them. 2nd December 2011: Quoted in the TES Sir Michael Wilshaw: ‘If anyone says to you that 'staff morale is at an all-time low', you know you are doing something right". 4th January 2012: Michael Gove described those who object to the Government's academy drive as "happy with failure" and "enemies of promise” “…..It's the bigoted, backward, bankrupt ideology of a Left-wing establishment that perpetuates division and denies...
6 Jun 2012

'Five years old is too young to fail' - Year 1 Phonics Screening Check report

This survey was conducted in March 2012. NUT primary members were invited to complete an online questionnaire about the introduction of the Year One Phonics Screening Check. Summary of findings ...
28 Apr 2012

The Robin Hood Tax

Three years after the economic crash, ordinary people around the world are still paying the price for a crisis they did nothing to cause.  A Robin Hood Tax on the banks could raise tens of billions to help protect public services, fight poverty and tackle climate change at home and abroad. This Tax has gathered support from dozens of countries, including Germany, France, South Africa and Brazil.  Yet the UK Government is continuing to resist this growing international pressure to introduce a Robin Hood Tax. A Robin Hood Tax could happen but it needs your help.  Follow the link below to ask...
16 Apr 2012

An appeal for support for UAF's anti racist demonstration in Luton on May 5th

Many NUT members were part of the magnificent show last year of Cambridge united against the divisive racism of the EDL. Now Unite Against Fascism is asking us to do the same in Luton.Luton is where the EDL was formed and they are trying to rally their forces here. But Luton does not belong to the EDL – just like Cambridge, it is a multiracial, multicultural town where the overwhelming majority of local people reject the EDL’s message of anti-Muslim racist hate.We need to make sure there are huge numbers of people on the Luton march against the EDL on...
11 Apr 2012

Education in crisis: together we will ‘STAND WITH WISCONSIN’

This circular urges associations and divisions to support teachers and all other workers in their plight for union rights in Wisconsin. After governor Scott Walker took office in the state of Wisconsin, the United States, in November 2010, he rolled out a plan to destroy public education to cover the US$3 billion deficit in the state's 2011-2013 budget.  The 2011 school year started with 3,368 fewer education posts and spending per pupil was reduced to US$635.  Thousands of state employees, including teachers, were laid off.  In the Milwaukee public school district for example, 354 teachers were fired among other cuts...
25 Mar 2012

Campaign for the Book - National Lobby of Parliament and Rally - March 13th

Lobby your MP on 13 March  During the lobby of Parliament, on 13 March, we want local library users, campaigners and staff to help us highlight the importance of libraries in providing access to learning and as a vital lifeline for many communities. Library services have borne the considerable brunt of public spending cuts since the Coalition government took office in 2010. Of the 4,612 libraries in the UK, an estimated 10% are currently either closed or under threat of closure. The number of paid staff in libraries has fallen by 4% over the past year, whilst the number of...
16 Feb 2012
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