National Education Union Advises How to Organise School Kids Strike

The National Education Union (the largest education union in the UK) has advised teachers with a list of disruptive ideas to help children skip school and protest against climate change. They include dropping the curriculum, setting off fire alarms, sending pupils to protests…

Many members have already had meetings and met with school leadership teams to agree action on [Friday]. These are lots of things that are already planned to coincide with the action. For instance, in Doncaster the council have asked schools to set off alarms to illustrate the climate emergency. Here are some ideas that you can use to organise action in your school:

  • Get the whole school to take action for 30 minutes by demonstrating in the playground.

  • Drop the curriculum for the day or part of it and teach environmental and ecological issues.

  • Take an assembly on the climate emergency.

  • Encourage meetings of student eco-committees. 

  • Organise a live link with protests taking place in city centres.

  • Organise your own protest in the playground or at the school gates.  

  • Send a delegation to the climate change protests.

  • Hold inset days with focus on climate and an opportunity for staff to attend protests.

When teachers are advising students to bunk off lessons something is very wrong…

mdi-timer 19th September 2019 @ 6:25 pm 19th Sep 2019 @ 6:25 pm mdi-comment Comments
Meet Steve Hedley – Tipped To Be Next RMT Leader

Meet the potential new leader of the RMT union – Steve Hedley. He is currently the Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT and is tipped to be their new leader, according to Guido’s sources.

Hedley is very active on Facebook, where he has a penchant for ranting about Israel… a lot…

He also sympathises with Assad and Russia, even claiming McDonnell was speaking “liberal nonsense” for advising Labour colleagues to not appear on Russia Today in wake of the Skirpal incident. Steve must be the only man in Britain to the left of John McDonnell…

Here he is, literally to the left of McDonnell.

Who wouldn’t want to hang round with this band of merry pinkos…

 

mdi-timer 20th November 2018 @ 12:45 pm 20th Nov 2018 @ 12:45 pm mdi-comment Comments
RMT to “Align” With Corbyn-Supporting Labour Candidates

The RMT union has this afternoon stopped short of formally affiliating with Labour, essentially deciding that the actions of a “hard core” of moderates mean the party is still not left-wing enough for them. Instead RMT branches plan to “align” with Corbyn-supporting MPs and candidates across the country.

“Many of our members have also reacted angrily to constant attempts by a hard core of Labour MPs to undermine Jeremy Corbyn and the radical progressive changes he has made to Labour. In contrast there is a clear desire amongst RMT members to support Jeremy Corbyn and the left leadership of the Labour Party and that is why we are now be putting in place other concrete steps to throw the weight of the RMT behind supporting the socialist advances that have been made in the Labour Party”

Which sounds like they see themselves as another Momentum. Tells you all you need to know about the RMT…

mdi-timer 30th May 2018 @ 2:50 pm 30th May 2018 @ 2:50 pm mdi-comment Comments
Red Len To Face Full Hearing Over UNITE’s Election Shenanigans

Retired high court judge Jeffrey Burke QC, acting on behalf of the Certification Officer has ruled that UNITE were entitled to call the controversial recent election. There will now follow a full week-long hearing in June. The judge will hear arguments about the 10 complaints made by challenger Gerard Coyne to the Certification Officer, the unions’ watchdog, about the conduct of the election. There are a lot of allegations about murky goings on

mdi-timer 4th May 2018 @ 12:18 pm 4th May 2018 @ 12:18 pm mdi-comment Comments
Len Threatens Labour MPs Who Speak Out Against Anti-Semitism

Jeremy Corbyn says the Labour anti-Semitism stories are not a smear – well Len McCluskey hasn’t got the memo. The Unite boss has written a sinister article for the New Statesman condemning the Labour MPs who spoke out against anti-Semitism in parliament, and threatening them with deselection. Len accuses Chris Leslie, Neil Coyle, John Woodcock, Wes Streeting and Ian Austin of “sustained smearing” of Corbyn. He concludes: “Promiscuous critics must expect to be criticised, and those who wish to hold Corbyn to account can expect to be held to account themselves”.

Wes Streeting responds:

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: no abuse, intimidation or threats of deselection will prevent me from voicing the concerns of my Jewish constituents about antisemitism in the Labour Party.”

Neil Coyle says:

“Jeremy says antisemitism must be tackled. Len claims it doesn’t exist. Undermining the leader and Party efforts to tackle the problem.”

Corbyn’s article in the Evening Standard yesterday is worth nothing when he allows his outriders to continue to dismiss anti-Semitism as a smear…

UPDATE: Tory MP Andrew Percy:

“To suggest that Labour MPs who have been threatened with rape, violence and threatened in thousands of aggressive and anti-semitic tweets, are somehow making it up to get at Jeremy Corbyn is disgusting. Len McCluskey is an outrider for Corbyn and this is further confirmation that far from doing anything to stamp out this racism in our politics, Labour plan to continue being a safe space for anti-semites and bullies. What do you expect from a party endorsed by former BNP leader, Nick Griffin?”

mdi-timer 25th April 2018 @ 3:31 pm 25th Apr 2018 @ 3:31 pm mdi-comment Comments
No Marks: Teaching Unions Fail Spelling Test

The unions representing teachers have come together to write to the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, with some constructive suggestions. Guido has a constructive suggestion for them. When writing to someone it is also wise to spell their name correctly…

mdi-timer 20th April 2018 @ 10:13 am 20th Apr 2018 @ 10:13 am mdi-comment Comments
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