Islington NASUWT Updates from the Academic Year 2001-2002

UPDATE 6th JULY 2002

More Housing is available for Islington teachers. For more info  on shared ownership or for single person accommodation click here..

UPDATE 4th JULY 2002

Following yesterday's lobby of Parliament, the GLA recommended a  1/3 increase in London weighting for all public sector workers. This would increase teachers' LWA to just over 4,000, still 2,000 less than the police.

NEXT Annual General Meeting: Tues 21st May at the Masque Haunt, Old St EC1

ALSO: Weds 22nd May 5:15pm for 6pm start. Rally/meeting at Westminster Central Hall, Storey's Gate SW1. Speakers from NASUWT, NUT and ATL in favour of a London Weighting Allowance of 6,000.

Please also lobby your MP to support Early Day Motion #986 "Teachers london Allowances". If you can't write, visit www.faxyourmp.com and pass on your views. Please note Jeremy Corbyn tabled the motion and needs to be supported, not hassled !

UPDATE 11th MARCH 2002

This Thursday the NUT will strike for the day. There will be no pickets at any schools as the NASUWT is supporting the action by not covering NUT members' classes. It is expected that most schools in Islington will close, so members are encouraged to join the rally. Meet at 10:30 in Lincolns Inn Fields to travel to Kings Cross.

UPDATE 20TH JANUARY 2002

This date marks the beginning of a two week campaign to lobby MPs about a realistic London allowance for teachers in line with the police award. All members will receive a letter at home. For more information click here.

Claiming rebates from the Inland Revenue. Click here ...

UPDATE 10TH JANUARY 2002

As part of the rearrangement of special schools and SEN provision into "Service Areas" Richard Cloudesley School could be moved to two mainstream sites. The EC1 site could then be sold. For more info, click here.

HOUSING UPDATE 29TH NOVEMBER

More info on the keyhomebuy scheme.

UPDATE 28TH NOVEMBER 2001

ITNet get off to a rather poor start with their education payroll contract in Islington, with many staff, mainly support staff, not being paid at all while many others have not been paid in full. Some people will receive emergency cheques or cash drafts. There will be a "surgery" at Barnsbury on Weds 5th Dec at 4:30pm.

UPDATE 12TH NOVEMBER 2001

"Friends Reunited" website. At the present time there does not seem to be a significant problem with this website. If any teacher, past or present, feels that malicious information has been posted, they should contact the site organisers, who have a policy of removing such comments.

UPDATE 10TH OCTOBER 2001

Last night the Education Committee decided to begin consultation on the closure of Rosemary and Harborough Special Schools. The suggestion is that a new combined special school can then be opened on two new sites, one at Hungerford Primary School and one at Holloway School. For info, click here.

Officers were also told to investigate Public Service Agreements (PSAs). These would give our schools more money if targets are met, but could take money away if they are not. Islington NASUWT is not in favour of this development.

UPDATE 28TH SEPTEMBER 2001

The scheme manager for Starter Homes in Islington will be Notting Hill Home Ownership. They have some building work under way in Islington. Key workers should be eligible to purchase "affordable homes" on a shared ownership basis. For more detail, click here.

UPDATE 27TH SEPTEMBER 2001

The Housing Corporation will tomorrow release information on new initiatives to aid teachers to gain housing in London and the South East. For more information as it breaks, click here.

UPDATE: 5TH SEPTEMBER 2001

The company scheduled to have taken over payroll services for Islington education from Sept 1st will now not take over the contract until November 1st. They must work in parallel with the existing services for one month to produce a sample payslip for all staff. This will probably be the 26th September.

UPDATE: 5TH SEPTEMBER 2001

It has been confirmed that Angel School (formerly Penton School) will close at the end of this academic year, although campaigners are seeking a judicial review of the decision.

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