By Paul McGarr, NUT member, east London (pc)
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Teachers’ group discusses building for walkouts

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Issue 2354

Some 40 teachers from a couple of dozen NUT union branches met for the steering committee of Lanac in Birmingham last Saturday.

Teachers founded Lanac last year to press for the union to call national action against the government’s attacks on pay and pensions.

Socialist Worker supporters and some others argued to make the 27 June strike and solidarity protests as big and militant as possible.

At the end of the meeting there was a brief discussion on NUT elections. Supporters of the Socialist Party and AWL groups pushed through a proposal that Lanac should stand Martin Powell-Davies, a Socialist Party supporter, in autumn’s NUT vice presidential election—against other left candidates.

The vast majority of those at the meeting had not discussed such a proposal in their associations.

Socialist Worker supporters argued and voted against this proposal.

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