The Retired Teachers’ Convention 2015 will be held on Tuesday 13 October at NUT HQ from approximately 11.00am to 3.30pm. The theme is campaigning issues for retired members under a majority Conservative government. The cost is £20. Divisions and Associations are encouraged to make funds available for retired members to participate.
It’s Our World - Speaking Out for Positive Environmental Action through Art
The NUT is supporting the UK’s largest arts project to raise awareness and encourage action on the environment. It’s Our World is an on-line gallery of artwork created by 4-19 year olds, celebrating and raising awareness of the urban, coastal and rural environments and can be found on the It’s Our World Website. The art collection will be handed over to the British Library to coincide with the Climate Change Summit 2015 in Paris.
Anthony was a young man who 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.
ATL and NUT will be holding an event at the Novotel Hotel, Fishergate, York on Saturday 17 October to explore how education professionals can work together to strengthen your voice.
Members will hear from deputy general secretary, Kevin Courtney and ATL general secretary, Mary Bousted about a shared vision for education. You will be able to take part in discussions with colleagues on the issues of tackling workload and raising the profession’s status.
The NUT is organising a lobby of supply agencies in the October 2015 half term. The lobby will highlight the unacceptable pay and pensions position facing supply teachers as well as the role that agencies play in driving down pay, while taking huge sums in commission and paying their own senior employees huge salaries. This lobby is for all teachers, not just supply teachers.
The Black Teachers' Conference is an annual event that allows the Union’s Black members to discuss and address issues of race equality, education, and the workplace. The Conference plays an integral role in ensuring that the Union’s work is in the interest of its Black members and all Black teachers.
UK Disability History month (UKDHM) formally takes place between 22 November and 22 December each year, though many events and activities take place outside this time slot. It is supported by more than 100 organisations, including the NUT, and celebrates the lives and achievements of disabled people. Schools are encouraged to hold awareness raising activities about disability during the month of December
Each year the Union holds a conference for members of the Union who define themselves as disabled. This event enables teachers to share experiences, learn from each other and debate Union policy about campaigns to achieve disability equality in the profession.