Socialist Worker

NUT conference meets this weekend

by Nick Grant, NUT national executive (pc)
Issue No. 2146

Delegates to the NUT union’s annual conference this weekend will meet at a time of crisis that is impacting on their jobs, pay and pensions.

A debate due on Easter Monday should unite delegates behind the People’s Charter initiated by the RMT union and against any use of the appalling “British jobs for British workers” slogan.

A recent agreement with the NUT and the NAHT head teachers’ association to boycott Sats in the next school year is due to be ratified at both unions’ conferences.

But NUT delegates will also demand assurances that replacement assessment procedures will reduce overall workload.

The question of industrial action, on everything from increased nursery teachers’ hours through to LGBT rights, will remain a key theme.

If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Article information

Tue 7 Apr 2009, 19:04 BST
Issue No. 2146
Share this article


Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.