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 http://britainneedsapayrise.org/.
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.
The demo will begin to assemble on the Embankment near Blackfriars Station from 11am Heading off at 12 noon, demonstrators will march via Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly, before arriving in Hyde Park for a rally around 12.45pm
The NUT will form-up for the start of the march between Victoria Embankment Gardens and Savoy Place. Look out for the NUT flags and banners! However it may not be possible for all NUT members to march together; once the form-up area is full, late comers will be directed to the back of the march.
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 http://britainneedsapayrise.org/march-logistics/accessibility/
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.
'LGBT History Month 2015 - The Launch
The Launch will take place on Tuesday 18th November at the Museum of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell , London.
See poster for contact details'.
Sign up for a workshop where teachers can find out the latest additions to the classroom – a one-stop-shop for people who want to make the curriculum LGBT friendly
A Workshop for Youth Worker
If you work with LGBT youth this workshop will explore how the LGBT community evolved whilst empowering young people with the communication and project planning needed to carry out this work in Youth Group Settings