So as a big ‘thank you’ for all we’ve done in the pandemic, Rishi Sunak has decided on our reward – a three year pay freeze. But the key question for the NEU and other public sector unions is, how do we answer this attack?
Simply concluding that ‘there’s no mood’ leaves us exactly where we are now. Our demands will continue to be ignored. The NEU needs to build and lead struggle as a National Union
A huge picket line, 50 strong, launched the strike against forced expansion of Little Ilford School on Thursday 12 November.
The “Covid consensus” is finally starting to crumble. At last some opposition politicians are starting to speak out clearly about the woeful failure of the Tory Government to control the spread of the virus. But words alone can be ignored. So now it’s time for the NEU to back up words with action and call strike ballots in the worst affected areas.
A Special Conference of the NEU took place on Saturday via “Zoom”. A first-time delegate gives their impression of what was debated – and what was not.
“To expect me to run a school when we just cannot get tests is impossible”.
A Headteacher of a large primary school explains the growing pressures facing schools.