Trade Union rights are under attack in Haringey
Monday 6pm 24th November2014
Bring your Union Banners
Trade Union rights are under attack in Haringey. Secondary Head teachers are
demanding a veto over who represents the National Union of Teachers, before
meeting their legal requirement to fund union representation for their staff.
Haringey Council have suspended the NUT branch Secretary Julie Davies on
spurious and politically motivated charges. Disgracefully, they are attempting to
redefine the basis on which she is employed so as to railroad through a process of
dismissal. This has implications for the whole Trade Union movement and is an
attack not only on Julie Davies but on our rights to organise and be represented.
In response the NUT nationally has asked for a delegation to meet with the
Council Leadership to discuss these matters. They have been ignored. We have
taken, and will continue to pursue legal action aimed at defending our elected
representative from discriminatory action by the council. We are balloting in
schools for strike action, taking strike action, and asking Head teachers to commit
to the agreed process of funding trade union representation within their schools,
irrespective of who members elect to represent them. We are determined to
defend our basic rights to representation.
.If you are a Trade Unionist, join the lobby of the Council on 24th
November, details overleaf. Pass motions (see website) in your branch
and contact the campaign to offer support
.If you are a parent, contact the school and ask your Head teacher if they
are demanding a veto over who represents trade union members. If so,
.If you are a resident, contact your councillor and ask why the Council is
victimising an effective and well regarded trade union representative.
.Sign the on-line petition in support of Julie Davies
Details of the campaign, petition, contact details of local councillors, of
the case pursued against Julie and information on Labour and Trade
Union support are all on the Haringey NUT website below and at
Haringey NUT Association, 48 Station Road, Wood Green,
London N22 7TY
Web: http://www.haringeynut.org.uk Phone: 020 8489 5693