On Thursday June 27, NUT and NASUWT members across twenty-two Local Authorities in the North-West of England are being called upon to take region-wide strike action. Strike rallies will be taking place in Manchester, Preston, Chester and Liverpool.
the rest of England and Wales, teachers are being asked to show their
solidarity with the North-West action by wearing stickers, sending in
messages and photos of support, and other actions.
London, there will be a regional march and rally on Tuesday January 25
in the build-up to Thursday's strike in the North-West. Marchers are
assembling at Westminster Cathedral, near Victoria, at 5pm.
the latest LANAC newsletter, two North-West NUT Officers, both from
Associations affiliated to LANAC, explain why the June 27 strike is so
teach because they care about children, so we are always reluctant to
strike. However, Gove’s latest ‘reforms’ leave us with no choice but to
strike on 27 June; our pay and pensions have been attacked and now Gove
wants to sweep away anything and everything that protects us from
exploitation in our contracts.
government has singled out teachers as we are the best organised, most
unionised workforce in the country. The fight back begins in the
North-West this Thursday. We can - and we will win!”
Greg Foster, Secretary, Cheshire West and Chester NUT.
Pay, pensions, workload, holidays, OFSTED, surveillance…the attacks on
teachers have never been as severe. In many schools this Government has
created an atmosphere of terror. Managers with no teaching
responsibility roam schools armed with clipboards and OFSTED-inspired
grids, pouncing on teachers. “Drop-ins” that turn into capability
procedures are the vogue.
hopes to ‘do a Maggie’ and smash the teachers but this is a weak and
divided coalition which we can beat. Our June 27 strike must be just the
first step in pressing back the Government’s offensive. We have to win.
We have to escalate to win. We have to show the weak and divided
Coalition our iron determination. We will not be a sacrifice to Gove’s
ambition! Victory to the teachers! ”
Peter Glover, Liverpool NUT and NUT National Executive member for Merseyside and Cheshire.
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