NUT Young & Early Careers Teachers
The story so far!
A great start!
I know that this 'NUT Young & early Careers Teachers' is very new! I only completed my Young Teachers Officer (YTO)training a couple of weeks ago, but I think we've had a great start with the lunch two weeks ago and the NUT Hampshire YT event on Saturday. There will be MUCH MORE to come in the new academic year. Read on to find out more!
NUT Hampshire Young Teachers (YT) Event - Saturday 20th July
How I got involved in the NUT.
Anyway, at Conference I went along to the YT event, met loads of great, passionate YT's who told me I should go for Young Teachers Officer (YTO) and that's what I've been working on most recently. So I am YTO for Yateley School and at the next AGM I am putting myself forward to be YTO for North East Hants (NEH) our Association. So that's my story so far.
The reason I want to really pursue the Union work is that I think it's really important to represent yourself, it's also really empowering to actually be doing something rather than just complaining. I'll be writing more about what it means to be active within the Union, and there are lots of different ways that don't involve attending meetings and rallies.
Rally for Education
Saturday, Sep. 14th, 11am
London, United Kingdom
In April and May of this year there have been loads of really well attended rallies for education. Unfortunately the media coverage has been minimal.
You may or may not be aware that on June 27th our NUT and NASUWT colleagues went on strike. The strikes caused almost all schools in the North West to be closed, yet there was little to no media coverage. This strike was the first in a programme of rolling strikes that will continue through the Autumn Term (click the link for more info - http://www.teachers.org.uk/node/18841). The strikes are against the continuing attacks against teachers pay, conditions and pensions.
The rallies which are taking place in London and Nottingham in September aim to raise the profile of the historic NUT and NASUWT joint action in the run up to the rolling strikes that will continue in the new academic year.
I would love to take a group of Yateley YT's along to the rally in September, so put the date in your diary and I'll be in touch in September!
See below for more details.London Saturday 14th September 2013
Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London, Greater London SW1P 3EE
11.00 to 12.30
Speakers: Christine Blower, General Secretary, NUT; Patrick Roach, Deputy General Secretary, NASUWT
Directions to venue: http://goo.gl/maps/77XyL
South East YT Event - Brighton
Friday, Nov. 8th, 5pm
Brighton, United Kingdom
A weekend event in Brighton for South East YT Members.
If there's anything in particular you'd like to do as part of the weekend just drop me an email!
Have a great summer...
There will be lots of Union events taking place in the new academic year so stay tuned!
There will also be Facebook and Twitter account for our area too!