A MESSAGE FROM NUT NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MEMBER, IAN GRAYSON
PLEASE JOIN US AT THE CENTRE FOR LIFE, NEWCASTLEON SATURDAY MAY 18, 11 am to 12.30 pmSpeakers: Christine Blower, NUT General SecretaryPatrick Roach, NASUWT Deputy Gen Sec
As every day passes it becomes increasingly clear what a negative impact this Government’s
policies are having on education. Ministers are imposing changes at breakneck speed and arerefusing to listen to the teaching profession,parents, governors, academics or anyone else whohas the best interests of children and young people at heart.Teachers are facing many threats.
The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, expects teachers to:1. Work harder until 68 or later.2. Suffer daily criticism from politicians and in the media.3. Get paid less and pay higher pension contributions.Morale in the profession is at a dangerously low level yet the Government refuses to enter intomeaningful negotiations with teachers and their unions. Alongside significantly cutting the realvalue of your pay they now alsowant to dismantle the national pay structure.
Enough is enough
If you have had enough of the lack of trust, unreasonable workload and cuts to pay and pensionsplease join the joint NUT/NASUWT rally.Please also consider getting more involved in the NUT. We need to let the Secretary of Stateknow that enough is enough. We all need to stand up for our profession and education.Thedetrimental impact that government policy will have on our schools and pupils' education affects allof us.May 18 is just two days away. If you haven't already done so, please get in touch with anyparents/carers and governors who you think might be interested in attending the rally to defendeducation. Please also invite your friends and family to join you on the Rally, and in helping us towin - for the sake of education.