Twenty activists from the NUT teachers’ union in the west of England met on Thursday of last week to discuss solidarity action in the possible upcoming pay dispute in the Unison union.
The activists represented three divisions of the NUT – South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bristol.
Several schools, which took unofficial action in support of the pensions fight 18 months ago, were represented.
There was a serious discussion on how to involve more schools in action and link up with activists who do not always attend branch meetings.
Also the joint anti-racist music initiative launched by NME magazine, Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) and NUT was explained by Rachel Kendall, president of South Gloucestershire NUT. An LMHR gig is to be organised in the area.
It was agreed to meet every two months to share ideas and work more closely.