The National Education Union (NEU) is a trade union in the United Kingdom for school teachers, further education lecturers, education support staff and teaching assistants. It was formed by the merger of the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers in 2017. With 450,000 members, it is the largest education union in the UK and Europe and the fourth largest union in the UK.

Our members are teachers, supply teachers, heads, lecturers, managers and support staff in maintained and independent sector schools and colleges.

We want our members to feel informed and supported. On this website you will find copies of policies, news of campaigns and events. We regularly publish blog posts to update members.


We hold 10 General Members meetings a year to which all members are welcome.

For the foreseeable future, these meetings will be held on-line via Zoom. Our meetings help us to ensure that we are all fully informed about what is going on in workplaces and in the community and so that the District can identify and provide the necessary guidance and support for members.

Refreshments and a creche are provided for any General Members meetings which are held in person.

Dates for District meetings 2021/22

All meetings will start at 5.30pm and end by 7pm.


Monday 20th September 2021

Monday 18th October 2021

Monday 22nd November 2021

Monday 24th January 2022

Monday 28th February 2022

Monday 21st March 2022

Monday 25th April 2022

Monday 23rd May 2022

Monday 20th June 2022


We have a strong committee whose members are willing to come to a workplace meeting. If you are interested in joining the committee please contact alex.kenny@neu.org.uk.

These are the scheduled meetings for the committee members of Tower Hamlets & the City NEU.

Contact Alex.Kenny@neu.org.uk if you are interested in joining the committee.

Monday 6th September 2021

Monday 4th October 2021

Monday 8th November 2021

Monday 7th December 2021

Monday 10th January 2022

Monday 7th February 2022

Monday 7th March 2022

Tuesday* 19th April 2022

Monday 9th May 2022

Monday 6th June 2022

Monday 4th July 2022

* Please note this is the Tuesday after the Easter holiday


Many school groups are also using zoom to organise union meetings with their members to minimise contact while in school.

You can download a guide to running a zoom meeting here: User Guide for Zoom

Get in touch with us on 0207 364 5791 or email alex.kenny@neu.org.uk

Join us to stand up for education, fight cuts, oppose injustice and strive for a better world!

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