The TUC demonstration and the RMT strike action last week, have put pay and the cost of living crisis high on the political agenda.
The RMT have had a lot of support from other unions and NEU banners have been present at picket lines all over the country to show our solidarity.
All of this puts us in a good position to prepare NEU members for our ballot on pay in the autumn term.
At the weekend we sent a mailing to all members in the ballot group; this was followed up with an email last night which has a very high opening rate.
But the most important part of any campaign is the school meeting, where members meet and discuss the issue together.
We are urging NEU Reps to call a school meeting before the end of term to go through this powerpoint:
We will reimburse the cost of refreshments and provide a speaker for the meeting if that would help.
School meetings make a big difference to turnout in any ballot so please do try to get members together in the next couple of weeks.
If you do hold a meeting in your school please let us know so we can start making a list
We have created this form for Reps and members to send us questions about the pay campaign and our ballot.
We know members will have many questions. We want to answer these as quickly as possible.
Please use this form to ask your questions – answers will be compiled into an Pay Factsheet which we will keep updated.
The STRB report will be published soon and we will know the final recommendations.
London NEU Districts have called a short protest outside the Department for Education on Wednesday July 13th. Please try to come along.
Come and join us for a screening of this film and a Q&A with Dr Aminul Hoque at 5pm on Monday 4th July