City of Leicester NUT's annual general meeting took place on 1st March at The Belmont Hotel. Megan Van Breugel, who teaches at Glebelands Primary School, was inaugurated as our President for 2017/18. In her presidential address, Megan spoke about the trade unionism that had been instilled in her during her childhood in Canada by parents who were both trade union and political activists.
The Department for Education have produced a downloadable poster and pamphlet on reducing teacher workload.
|Teacher workload: poster (pdf)|
|Teacher workload: pamphlet (pdf)|
You can read officers' reports from our Annual General Meeting of 1st March 2017:
Protesting outside Leicester Town Hall this evening to defend Rushey Mead Library.
In February's edition of City Teacher, Leicester NUT Secretary, Ian Leaver, explained why he would be voting no. In this edition, supply teachers' officer Simon Robinson explains his reasons for a yes vote.
I'm voting Yes with several reservations regarding democracy and accountability in our existing NUT and the future NEU.
Both teaching and non-teaching unions have been angered by the LA's unilateral withdrawal of the payroll service to Academy schools in the city. The decision was taken without any consultation with either schools or unions. It also took no account of the fact that some Academies in the City had been established with the encouragement of the LA in order to provide a protective sponsor for other schools.