Members of the Independent Left network within the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) are standing in the upcoming National Executive Committee elections alongside members of the Independent Socialists.
Broad lefts and rank-and-file groups
At this year’s National Union of Teachers conference (29 March – 2 April, Liverpool), delegates debated what strategy the NUT should adopt in response to Michael Gove’s attacks on teachers’ pay, due to come into effect in September 2012.
The teachers' rank-and-file network LANAC held its second steering committee on 9 March in Coventry.
Workers’ Liberty members in Unite will be critically supporting Len McCluskey, the candidate of Unite United Left (in which we are involved), in the forthcoming general secretary election.
It is July 1972.
This Saturday December 8th the network of NUT branches (known as divisions or associations) which was established in response to the retreat in the pensions struggle earlier in the year will hold its
Teachers’ national action over a number of issues, including workload, continues, with the industrial action escalating to strikes in a number of schools.
On 3 October the National Union of Teachers begins its “non-strike” industrial action, a sort of work-to-rule, jointly with the other large teachers’ union, NASUWT.
Teachers in Chicago, Illinois have launched their first strike for 25 years as they take on city mayor Rahm Emanuel over a raft of issues including potential job losses, changes to healthcare benefits, pay and classroom conditions.
Speaking after the 16 June unofficial meeting of teacher union branch delegates in Liverpool, National Union of Teachers (NUT) Exec member and Barnsley division secretary Roy Bowser said that the meeting “surpassed all my expectations".