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Nutshells #72 Oct 07

Nutshells #72 Oct 07

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THE 72ND EDITION FOR ALL PLYMOUTH TEACHERS OCTOBER 2007
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PA
If you believe your salaryand that of yourco-workers is too highand needs to becut—do nothing
 
Your pay “rise”this month is
-1.9%
 
Your pay is being erodedYour pay is being erodedYour pay is being erodedby £37 a monthby £37 a monthby £37 a monthmoremoremorethan a £ a day...than a £ a day...than a £ a day... 
Independent of Government and not affiliated to any political party 
Inflation now4.1%
Crude Oil up8.1%
Mortgagerepossessionsup 30%
PO workersachieve apossible 6.7%rise after takingstrike action
 
Petrol anddiesel over £1a litre
Government Warning:Government Warning: TEACHING CAUSES SERIOUSTEACHING CAUSES SERIOUSDAMAGE TO YOUR WEALTHDAMAGE TO YOUR WEALTH
 
How much are you worth? Are you happy working harder for less pay? Is that fair?The NUT nationally has been sending each of you information about how thegovernment is trying to impose a pay cut. The official inflation rate this month is4.1% which is well above the 2.5% pay awarded in September.
This means thatas prices rise you have actually been given a pay cut.
Education ministers arerefusing to reconsider the pay award, even though they had originally promised todo so.
INFORMATIONINFORMATION 
Don’t chuck the union bumph straight in the bin before reading about what’shappening to you. How far are you prepared to let your pay be eroded?Historically, NUT members have fought hard to get teachers’ wages on aprofessional footing. They had watched the same erosion of pay and stood up tobe counted. We achieved a dramatic increase as a result.Incidentally, we’re not the only ones taking wage cuts. Your colleagues in theGMB and UNISON are in the same boat. In fact, all public-service workers arebeing affected. By working together we can make a bigger impact on thegovernment...but what can I do?
 
Read the stuff that the NUT is sending you
 
Discuss it with your colleagues in all the unions
 
Tell your MP. The national NUT website will help you to do this
 
Visit the national NUT website atwww.teachers.org.uk— it’s buzzing withideas and teachers’ points of view, so why not join in?
 
 
Steve Sinnott said, “You can’tvalue public servantsif you cut their pay” 
Peanuts anybody?
A Few Facts....
 
1. As teachers, our pay increases have been held down to, orbelow, inflation in recent years.2. We received a 2.5% rise from April 2004; 2.5% from April2005; 0. 75% from September 2005; 2.5% from September2006 and 2.5% from September 2007.3. On top of this, anyone who is still in receipt of an MA hasnot had a rise in the allowance since April 2003.4. Also, from January 2007, we are all paying an extra 0.4%towards our pensions, cutting our rise from September downto effectively 2.1%.5. Annual inflation is currently running at 4.1%. Pay rates inthe private sector are rising by more than 4% per annum.6. Teachers begin their career earning 10% less than othergraduates. After 5 years in the job, the gap has widened tomore than 20%. This is in an era when far more jobs havegraduate status.Mr Brown, the then Chancellor said...
"You will have seen our determination to address public sector pay with this year's public sector settlements down to just 2.25%. We will maintain vigilance in the fight againstinflation. We recognise that around the world what's driving public sector inflation is rising public sector labour costs. Public sector payments must now be founded on meeting that 2 per cent inflation target."
 
DARLING BALLS & BROWN
 Peanuts ‘til 2011?No thank you Mr Balls! No thank you Mr Darling!No thank you Mr Brown!It’s an old trick to try to get teachers and other public sectorworkers to pay for public services by cutting their standard of living. It was tried to disastrous effect by Labour in the late1970s. It does the government no credit to think aboutrepeating it.
Our Conference was quite clear that we wouldseek united action with other teachers’organisations and other public sector workers todefeat these proposals.NASUWT, UNISON and PCS have alreadyexpressed similar intentions to fight a publicsector pay freeze.
 
Images of Images of Images of Tolpuddle 2007Tolpuddle 2007Tolpuddle 2007 
Longcause RepRob Barrett [r]shoulders theSW Regionbanner on theprocession
“We need a union not in partnership with government but in partnership with teachers” 
AT THE END OFNOVEMBERNUTMEMBERS WILL BEASKED TO BALLOTFOR STRIKEACTION TOPROTECT OUR PAY– ASK YOUR ATL ANDNASUWT COLLEAGUESTO JOIN US!
Ed Balls findsout his pay risewill be the sameas teachers forthe next 3 years
 
RECRUIT COLLEAGUE OR  A FRIEND TOTHE NUTand have thechance to win A CASE OFQUALITY WINEor£50 IN CASH
FULL DETAILS FROMplymnut@teacher.clara.co.uk
 
A special section on the NUT website allows members to give their experiences and views on the paysituation. A Plymouth teacher sent this:
"I’m coming into my third year of teaching now and I love it to bits. I was given the responsibility of Maths coordinator at the end of my first year. My school is in Intensive Support, which means I am continuously under pressure. I work on average 60 hours a week. I don’t get paid extra for being maths co-ordinator. It’s a lot of work for not a lot of money. I waste money every month on rent, and I really want to buy a house! (No chance!) I do the job for the children, not the pay, but it would be nice to feel that I’m not being mugged-off by the government. Teaching is where life begins; without teachers there would be no doctors, lawyers, politicians, anything! Our wage should reflect our importance. Happy teachers make for a good school environment and therefore happy children that want to learn! " 
Tell us how your living costs and standards are being affected by below inflation pay rises. Contributeto the debate and help the Union develop its case. Send your message by going to the special section ofthe NUT website:http://www.teachers.org.uk/SalaryCampaign/salarycamp.php#form Please note that the comments selected for publishing will appear anonymously. Information gathered in your details will be used for reference purposes only by the NUT. The union will only publish a selectionof comments supplied.
 
Talk to your ATL, NASUWT,Talk to your ATL, NASUWT,Talk to your ATL, NASUWT,UNISON & GMB colleagues toUNISON & GMB colleagues toUNISON & GMB colleagues tosee if they feel their paysee if they feel their paysee if they feel their payshould be cutshould be cutshould be cut 
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FREE 1GB USBFREE 1GB USB MEMORY STICKMEMORY STICK for every NQTfor every NQT  joining before joining before 30th November30th November just justemail your membershipemail your membershipnumber and schoolnumber and school address to get yours!address to get yours! 

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