The NUT strongly supports the TUC’s demo calling for everyone to get a fairer share of the recovery. After years of pay freezes, and increased pension contributions, teachers will be almost 15% worse off in real terms under this government.
Further details on the March and rally on Saturday 18th October 2014 will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed. So please bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates. Information can also be found on the Britain Needs a Rise website.
Please also let the TUC know here if you can attend the demonstration. Those that register will be sent regular updates about the day including travel information, the route and speakers.
Logistics and Route:
The demo will assemble on the Embankment near Blackfriars Station at 11:00. Heading off at 12:00, demonstrators will march via Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly, before arriving in Hyde Park for a rally. We will post a map of the route nearer the time.
The march is fully accessible for wheelchair and scooter users, with a shorter route planned and viewing platform in Hyde Park. British Sign Language Interpretation will also be available at the rally. You can submit any questions you have on accessibility on a contact form.
Parking for coaches, is being organised by the TUC. Detailed arrangements of these can be found here.
If you are making your way on public transport, the key tube/train stations to use are Blackfriars, Southwark, and St Pauls as the formation of the march is at Blackfriars. Please use http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ and keep updated on the latest travel news.
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In support of Education International’s Unite for Quality Education campaign, this year’s World Teachers’ Day event will focus on keeping teaching and learning environments safe. The keynote speaker, Parwin Wafa, is an Afghan headteacher who has been threatened and suffered the kidnapping and brutal murder of her son since opening a school for girls in eastern Afghanistan. For more information and to apply to attend go to https://2014wtd.eventbrite.co.uk
The NUT LGBT Teachers' Conference is an annual event where teachers can meet together in a safe space to discuss issues that are of particular concern to them. It allows members the opportunity to discuss and address issues of LGBT equality, education and the workplace and to receive updates about Union campaigns.
Speakers: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Columnist for The Independent and other newspapers
Jeremy Crook OBE
Director Black Training Enterprise Group
Each year, the Anthony Walker Memorial Lecture is organised by the NUT in conjunction with the Walker family and the Anthony Walker Foundation. Anthony was murdered in a brutal, racially motivated attack in Liverpool on 30 July 2005. The lecture is one of a range of activities that keep Anthony’s memory alive and continue the fight against racist violence. It is held every year during Black History Month and this year will take place in Barking and Dagenham at the Broadway Theatre, Barking IG11 7LS
The lecture is free but booking is essential. For more information contact the Education and Equalities department by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7380 4861 or see the attached flyer.