From the “Rally for Education” called by NUT and NASUWT on 14 September in London, I conclude that to combat Gove and the government, we will also have to organise at rank-and-file level, and challenge the leaders of our unions.
We will have to challenge the supposedly left-wing leaders of the National Union of Teachers as well as the openly professionalist NASUWT leadership.
The rally was supposed to be the first step in a renewed campaign about pay, pensions, and quality of education.
The next step is strikes in some regions on 1 October and others on 17 October. I know that from socialist