National Executive Report February 2019

 

NASUWT The Only Dedicated Teachers’ Trade Union.

National Executive Report February 2019

Dear Inner London NASUWT

Greetings from NASUWT National Executive. This month your National Executive Members have asked a  question about your pension , as you will be aware the contributions that the employers make are increasing in September from about 16% to 23% the DFE has a consultation about them funding that increase for 1 year, it closes on 12th Feb. You can join the consultation by following this link:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/funding-increases-to-teachers-pensions-employer-contributions

We have recently put on a few members from what was ATL. However Recruit Recruit Recruit must remain our motto.

We’ve received some reports from members in the independent sector that their employers are seeking to leave TP. It’s usually a bad move that disadvantages members so if anyone contacts you let us know.

Adverse Management Practices - our focus is on Adverse Management Practices where they are affecting, pay , performance management and workload is our focus for escalating to or balloting for action. If members in your associations or workplaces are being pushed to the limit let us know.

Teaching in Inner London is frontline. We all hope we are never in a situation that requires major incident and  lock down procedures but we do need to know what those procedures are. If your school or college have major incident and lock down procedures in place and those procedures are well known and are rehearsed please let us know. For example:-

  • Is there a different signal for staying in your classrooms from the signal for leaving as in a fire drill?
  • Do colleagues know what to do if they or one of their number is attacked on school premises?
  • Does your workplace have risk assessments in place for gate duties, playground duties, interactions with members of the public e.g.during parents evenings.

We are on a countdown to National Conference in April. I hope you have all booked your flights to Belfast and your hotels. Greater London Region will not be organising a reception this year. We do hope that delegates will meet us on  Friday evening after the General Secretary’s address in the ground floor bar of the Waterfront Hilton Hotel.

Chris and I will be catching up with you at your local meetings and at Regional Committee 1st. March.

Best wishes for the rest of the half term.

Chris Holland and Kathy Duggan