Update: 9th May 2022


Monday 16th May


Stepney Green School

with NEU President, Daniel Kebede

Pay and Workload: organising in your school

Alongside preparing for an indicative ballot on pay, we want to support school groups in tackling workload issues, so that we can make a difference for members. Please hold a meeting for members in your schools so that you can raise these issues and gather information about the specific concerns staff have.

We have suggested looking at Appraisal policies and lesson observations, but as we are now in the “report writing season” perhaps you could discuss expectations and how much time is allowed for this.

We are here to help, and would be happy to come and join your discussions – we can pay for some refreshments. Just let us know.

TUC Cost of Living Demonstration Saturday 18th June

We want to mobilise as many members as possible to come to the TUC cost of living demonstration on Saturday June 18th. This is an important opportunity for us to join with other unions and community organisations to send a message to the government about how their economic policies are hurting working people.

We are asking members to pledge to attend using this form – please discuss this in your school and aim to bring a delegation.

We are working with other unions in the borough to organise leafleting of tube stations on Thursday 19th May between 5pm and 6pm to raise awareness of this important demonstration.

Please let us know if you can help out with this.

Report on pay meeting with local MPs

Last week we met with the two MPs for Tower Hamlets, Rushanara Ali and Apsana Begum, to brief them on our campaign on pay and concerns about the government recommendations to the STRB.

You can download the notes of what we presented to them here

Both MPs were very supportive and said they would like for opportunities to press our case.

We agreed to arrange a follow up meeting before the end of term when we see the STRB report.

NEU Executive by-election

Following the resignation of Kirstie Paton from the NEU Executive, a by-election for her seat is taking place this term.

Under Union rules the place is reserved for a woman.

We are entitled to make a nomination and will be discussing any requests we have received at our meeting on May 16th.

British Bangladeshis – film screening and Q&A

We have a new date for our film screening and Q&A with Aminul Hoque – it will now take place on Monday July 4th at Morpeth School.

Download the flyer here

You can book tickets here

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