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Nutshells #69 June 07

Nutshells #69 June 07

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A CHARITABLEGESTURE ORPATRONISING?
Alan Johnson’s “greatidea” to send excellentteachers from privateschools into stateschools has receivedlukewarm support. Dowe really believe thatthe best teachers work in schools that have thebest academic results?
THE 69TH EDITION FOR ALL PLYMOUTH TEACHERS JUNE 2007
Independent of Government and not affiliated to any political partyCall the
Joining Hotline 
0845 300 1669
   N  A   T   I  O   N  A   L    M   E   M   B   E   R  S   H   I   P   A   W  A   R   D    W   I   N   N   E   R   2  0  0  6  /   7 
“You can’t value public servantsif you cut their pay” 
“Your standard  of living must fall” 
PA
SUPPORT NURSES,MIDWIVES, AND OTHERPUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS WHO ARE HAVINGTHEIR PAY UNFAIRLYSUPPRESSED
INFLATION 4.8%
Teachers’ pay rise?2
½
%Work it out—a 2.3% pay cut
IS THIS YOU?
A teacher on UPS3 will lose about £3000 over thenext three years if we do nothing. This sameteacher has
 already 
lost £1236 in the last 3 years.The purchasing power of a new teacher’s salaryhas been cut by £724 in the same period
.
A QUALIFIED TEACHER IN EVERY CLASS 
 —Baroness Fookes visitsCourtlands School with DivisionSecretary David Smale to award thefirst Plymouth NUT Kite Mark—see P4
 
“Unity in action at workplace level can really work” 
Martin Edmonds[Plymouth’simmediate pastPresident]speaking at the2007 Conference.Martin alsoappears in thismonth’sTEACHERmagazine.
A member writes,
 
“I’ve beeninterviewed for a HoD post at school, ona temporary TLR, to “see how I get on.” Is this allowed?”
 
Answer:
No, this is unlawful as TLRscannot be awarded on a temporary basisunless you are covering for a sick colleague or someone on maternityleave. A TLR, once awarded ispermanent.
PerformanceManagementTrainingFor NUT Reps:Where?China Fleet ClubSaltashDetails—seeenclosed flyerAdditional NUTmembers welcome
A member asks,
“My partner has a TLR for numeracy in his school. I don’t haveone for literacy in my school. How can thisbe fair?”
 
Answer:
It isn’t. The LA are currentlylooking at the pay and job descriptions of all council employees [but not teachers] toensure that equal pay is awarded for equalwork. The STP&CD explains why youshould receive a TLR, in detail. Justrequest a TLR from your HT. Ask them towrite down the reason(s) why you are un-deserving. Then contact the NUT.Remember, in most cases the LA employyou, not the school, and they want to seethat you are properly remunerated.
Question—how many
excellent teachers
are there? You know—the reason whyUPS4 and UPS5 were done away with.Answer on P4
dID you read this 
?
 
A member writes,
“A colleague hasapproached our HT and asked for moreresponsibility—unpaid—in order toenhance their CV. Should I do thesame?”
 
Answer:
No. I suspect your colleaguedoesn't fully appreciate theunprofessional nature of their action. Itcould also set a precedent where no oneis paid for any responsibility in yourschool...barring the HT and DHT. Howstrange it would be if your HTannounced at a staff meeting that theywould now cut their pay to UPS3 and dotheir HT duties for nothing...it’ll neverhappen—so why should other teacherstake on these additional and essentialtasks for no remuneration?
Concerned about HT drop-ins?Is classroom observation an issue?Worried about “negotiating” your school’sperformance management policy?Make sure your Rep or a couple of othermembers attend the training course
Photo by Andy Woolley
 
SteveSinnottannounces a10% pay claim or £3 000 for allteachers to redressthe shortfall over the past 3 years andthe next 3 years.
Conference 2007
Steve Sinnott CallsFor Strike ActionOver Pay
The General Secretarycalled for a one daystrike across the publicsector in response toGordon Browns’ payfreeze
,
“as a first stage of any industrial action which is required to protect the pay of teachers and other public sector workers.” 
 
OUR PAY IS GOING DOWN...
Since 2004 our pay has been falling behind inflation. TheNUT was the first teacher union to trigger reopening paytalks as inflation went above 3¼%. So far, however, AlanJohnson seems to have had other things on his mind andhas yet to respond to our legitimate request.If he continues with his silence, or he turns down ourclaim, we need to show the government we are notprepared to be treated unfairly.This is an issue for both older and younger teachers.Council tax has risen above inflation; petrol and utilitybills are increasing way beyond our September pay rise.100% of homes in the SW are now unaffordable toteachers and other essential workers.Public workers need each others support. By standing upto this unfair treatment you can defend the nurses [forexample] whose pay will rise by just 1.8% over thecoming year. Their case could be weakened if we don’tsupport them by challenging our own below inflation payrises.Ask NASUWT and ATL members to join the debate inthe staffroom. Don’t forget your support staff inUNISON, TGWU and GMB whose pay is comparativelymuch lower.
WHAT CAN I DO?
If you believe your salary and that of your co-workers istoo high and needs to be cut back—do nothing. If youthink these low pay awards are unfair and undeserved,make sure you take an active part in the pay debate.
A 2½% pay rise this yearand 2% for the following3 years when inflation iscurrently 4.8% is a paycut in anyone’s language.Do you deserve it? 
PLYMOUTHNUT
GENERALMEETINGJUNE 14thChina HouseSutton QuayBuffet 1700Agenda:
“PerformanceManagement”
&
“Pay”
 

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