NEM Report March 2019

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NASUWT National Executive ReportPoster saying 'Equal Rights for others does not mean less rights for you. It's not pie'

March 2019

Kathy Duggan & Chris Holland National Executive Members for Inner London.

We continue to press for further instructions from NASUWT to protect our members against major incidents including knife attacks.

We also need to ensure, through negotiations with employers, that major incident and violent attack procedures, including lockdown, are in place in all our schools and colleges.

Have you and your members checked your pay packet? Did you receive the pay rise back dated to September 2018?

M1 - M6 3 1/2%; UPS’s 2%; Leadership 1 1/2%.

Inner London were well represented this week at Women’s Trade Union Congress Conference in London. The delegates celebrated Women’s International Day today and heard rousing speeches from Frances O’Grady TUC General Secretary and  the Shadow Secretary for Women and Equalities. Equal pay for women and period poverty are major themes for women and will be the subject of debates and fringe meetings at National Conference in Belfast in April.

We have received shocking reports from schools in the independent sector where members are being forced to leave the Teachers Pension Scheme and sign up to private alternative schemes. These schemes don’t offer equal benefits to our members. Members are facing dismissal when they resist the change to their terms and conditions of employment.

National Conference begins on 19th. April in Belfast. I will report from Conference and hope to see all Inner London delegates during the weekend. If you are going to Conference either on your own or with a delegate or three! Don’t forget to be in the room when the Motion on Teachers Mental Health is debated - it’s being seconded by Lewisham Local President, Cynthia Harding - please support.

Best wishes for the next few weeks of term and the Easter Holidays.

Kathy Duggan & Chris Holland