SOME 80 people attended a lively debate over New Labour's education proposals in Leeds last week. New Labour MP Hilary Benn faced National Union of Teachers executive member Ian Murch, who criticised the government's plans. The audience was made up mainly of teachers and governors. Not one person voted in support of New Labour's policies at the end of the debate-all 80 people voted against. Time to say no to performance related pay: Demonstration, Saturday 12 February. Assemble 12 noon, ULU, Malet Street, London WC1. Called by School Teachers Opposed to Performance Related Pay.
ADRIAN TIERNEY, branch secretary of the National Union of Teachers in Greenwich, south London, received a final written warning last week. Teachers are convinced that the charges against Adrian are unfounded and that his head teacher and Labour-controlled council want to victimise him. Greenwich NUT was meeting this week to discuss its response.