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UCU and NUT Statement On The BNP

The NUT sought to produce a statement on the BNP with other teaching unions. We have agreed the following statement with UCU. The policies and positions of the BNP are incompatible with the ethos and values of teaching. Racism and fascism are the antithesis of the aims of education which strives for the liberation of every learner's potential, irrespective of age, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race or religion. In common with the mainstream political parties, NUT and UCU find the policies of the BNP utterly unacceptable. We call on the government to take urgent action to ensure that racism...
29 Nov 2008

Five-point plan for pensioners’ budget

Britain’s biggest pensioner organisation, the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) is calling on the Chancellor to use his pre-Budget report today, to announce a series of measures to help hard-pressed pensioners. The NPC is proposing a five-point plan to both boost pensioner incomes and stimulate local economies. The plan focuses on: State Pension - The basic state pension stands at just £90.70 a week and is due to rise in April 2009 by an additional £4.55. Pensioner poverty stands at 2.5m and many more are already struggling with the rising costs of living. Recommend that state pension is substantially increased Christmas...
25 Nov 2008

SECRETARY'S REPORT - November 2008

Cambridgeshire Music – The Local Authority may attempt to impose different pay and conditions on teachers at Cambridgeshire Music; in that case we would have to consider seriously, with the members within that service, a legal challenge to the imposition.Reception Classes – the Local Authority seems to have been caught unawares by the increase in the number of pupils wanting to take up places in reception classes in Cambridge City. The Authority is now seeking short term solutions to this problem and seems to accept the need to look at a new primary school in the City. This issue also...
17 Nov 2008

Become an active member of Cambridgeshire Association

We are looking for people to join our Committee. No previous experience is necessary; just a desire to help the union in its fight to defend state education and to protect teachers salaries and conditions of service. The Committee meets twice a term. You can be nominated for one of the officer positions (see list below) or else a non-officer Committee member. We are also looking for 8 people (in addition to the President and Secretary) to be delegates at next year’s National Conference. Please contact the Secretary (details overleaf) for more information. Nominations are invited from members for the...
16 Nov 2008

MARK SLATER 1938-2008

We are very sad to announce the death of Mark Slater on 29th September 2008, after a short illness. His funeral took place in Oakfield Wood near his home in Bury St Edmonds on 10th October. Mark made an enormous contribution to the work of the Union since he first became a teacher and continued into his recent retirement. He was Secretary of the Huntingdon and District Association of the NUT and then of the Cambridgeshire Division. He stood for the National Executive of the Union and the teachers of Eastern District showed their confidence in Mark by re-electing him...
15 Nov 2008

SFC teachers vote for action

In a recent ballot, teachers in Sixth From Colleges rejected their 2.4% pay offer and agreed to be ballotted for strike action by a margin of 60:40. College principals will be asked to support our pay camapaign and members will be ballotted if they refuse.
18 Oct 2008
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