NASUWT National Executive Report May 2019

NASUWT National Executive Report

May 2019

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

Inner London was well represented at National Conference in Belfast. Lewisham’s Cynthia Harding seconded our composited motion on Teachers’ Mental Health. The motion was passed unanimously and was one of the most popular motions on the agenda.Lewisham’s Cynthia Harding seconded our composited motion on Teachers’ Mental Health

Omolo Johnson from Southwark spoke extremely well on being a supply teacher and Ryan Foster from Lambeth wowed the floor of conference in his shorts - speaking very eloquently on CPD! Thank you to all the members who came to Belfast and we look forward to seeing even more of you in Birmingham next year.

We have been somewhat successful in pressing for our advice on serious and violent incidents involving teachers at work to be reissued by the national union. It is on its way.

We have lots of new members from Primary Schools. You are Very welcome to the best teachers’ trade union!





 We have lots of new members from Primary Schools. You are Very welcome to the best teachers’ trade union!

Recruit is our buzz word - don’t forget to claim your Love to Shop voucher!


Enjoy half term

Kathy Duggan & Chris Holland

NEM Report March 2019

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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

National Executive Report February 2019


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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:-

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

National Executive Report - January 2018

National Executive Report January 2019

Dear Local Secretaries and Activists

Chris Holland and I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.

As your National Executive Members we always make it a priority to attend your local association meetings. Please get in touch with us if you are unsure if one of us is coming to your meeting.

Wishing you all a good Spring Term and let’s hope the snow keeps away!

Best wishes

Kathy Duggan and Chris Holland - National Executive


General Secretary’s Report

The Dfe have informed the STRB that they will not have their submission ready for 16th. January for the 2019/20 pay award. Further more they have no idea when it will be available. Therefore it’s highly likely that there will be another pay award delay.

Recruitment has to be a priority as always. NEU have raised their subs like us. However their subs are far higher £23 up to September and this doesn’t include their variable local tariffs. So, colleagues , it’s a great for us - and we are better into the bargain!

Remember if you recruit a member not only to they get a year free you get a Love Shopping Voucher - win, win.

Least you forget NASUWT have secured:-

NO additional responsibilities when you move to UPS

NO unnecessary data drops

NO raw data PM targets

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National Executive Report - December 2018


Dear Members and Activists

Chris Holland and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Winter Holiday and a Peaceful, Happy New Year.

This is a long term and you’ve worked hard - so have fun and take it easy over the winter holiday break.

Best wishes

Kathy Duggan and Chris Holland - Inner London National Executive

General Secretary’s Report

Issues with poor behaviour in schools are prevalent now in reports from members and in the press. Please report to us if you here of schools  buying in to an initiative called Pivotable - this is purported to be a behaviour management tool. - and on first look it’s ineffective . 

Inner London schools and colleges continue to have budgets cuts imposed on them. Another union is running an indicative ballot - pointless as this is not an industrial dispute and an indicative ballot has no teeth - it’s nothing more than a straw poll. NASUWT will continue to hold ballots on ADVERSE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. Of course we want more money for schools - our disputes are around when our members are penalised and lack of funds is sighted as an excuse.

Remember to have a look at our website for up to date NASUWT news - Brexit free zone!