Socialist Worker

Baljeet Ghale becomes an NUT vice president

Issue No. 1978

Baljeet Ghale

Baljeet Ghale

History was made last week with the result of elections for national officers in the NUT. Tower Hamlets teacher and Socialist Teachers Alliance (STA) candidate Baljeet Ghale came first of two vice presidents, and will become the first black president of the NUT in 2007.

She won with votes transferred from two other left candidates. Also, STA-supported candidate Ian Murch from Bradford becomes NUT national treasurer from next April.

“It’s not only a boost for every black trade unionist that Baljeet has won,” says Jo Lang, president of Harrow NUT, “she was also one of only six executive members to vote against acceptance of the government’s pensions deal.”

Click here to subscribe to our daily morning email newsletter 'Breakfast in red'

Article information

Sat 26 Nov 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1978
Share this article


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