ONE NOTABLE absence from the growing list of unions officially opposing Blair's war on Iraq is the NUT teachers' union. We need to build up a grassroots demand to put an emergency motion to the NUT annual conference in Harrogate at Easter.
All Socialist Worker readers in the NUT should try to pass this model resolution below. Let me know when you do so by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
'This meeting of NUT members congratulates the organisers of the stop the war protests in London on 15 February. We know that thousands of our members were part of that historic event, and that thousands more would like to have been there.
'Just one of our motivations for protesting is the profligacy of government spending on war compared to the funds available for our public services and their providers.
'As this is just the start of a worldwide anti-war movement we call on the NUT via its annual conference to affiliate to the Stop the War Coalition, so as to represent the views of the membership and fully participate in its future events.'