Please find attached the agenda for the meeting of March 30th at County Hall 6.00-8.00 pm room G 30. As usual there is free parking in the forecourt. If you are going to arrive late please give my mobile a call if you find the front doors closed. Someone will come out for you. Pizza will be provided.
The agenda for the 30th is somewhat abbreviated to allow discussion and questions on two major items.
- Apologies for Absence
- Minutes of 17 January and matters arising
- Reports: Secretary, Treasurer, Executive member
- Other Reports (N.B. UTC report-see on right):
- The National Education Union:
- What happens next; what do we want to do :-
please see letter from Kevin Courtney below *-and see the latest
information on website: “www.surreynut.org.uk”.
7.Annual Conference: Motions, organisation, questions
8.Any other urgent business
Surrey Division of the National Union of Teachers
01293 452071 07889 103902 email@example.com
I am delighted to announce that members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the amalgamation of our two unions. Our new union will be called the National Education Union (NEU).
The NEU will come into existence on 1 September and, with over 450,000 members, will be the fourth largest trade union in Britain. We will represent the majority of teachers and education professionals and be the biggest education union in Europe.
It is a fantastic result for members of both unions and for education. For too long, education ministers have played divide and rule amongst teacher unions. Today marks the beginning of the end of that.
The NUT and ATL both have proud histories but, speaking with one voice, we will be a stronger force standing up for education, teachers and other school staff and the children we teach.
Mary Bousted, General Secretary of the ATL, said: “We will speak with a stronger voice on behalf of education professionals and the children, young people and adults they support. We will bring together everyone in their workplaces – teachers, lecturers, support staff, heads and managers – and empower them to improve their working lives.”
Professional unity is a long-held aspiration of our Union. I believe that the National Education Union will be a game-changer in the education landscape and I am delighted to be jointly leading it forward over the coming months and years.
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