Recognition model agreement for independent schools

The aim of these model recognition and facility agreements is to provide a framework that independent schools can adopt to recognise the NEU. 

Model recognition agreement

Our model policies and policy checklists are designed to assist NEU reps in negotiating the best employment policies on behalf of our members.

Reps should strive to ensure policies are compliant with the NEU models.

Reps should consult members before agreeing new policies or changes to existing policies and should not agree policies that do not meet member expectations, any statutory requirements and NEU minimums.

Reps should always seek to work collaboratively with other unions. 

If a policy is unacceptable, members should consider a collective response that may include taking industrial action. For further advice contact your NEU branch.

The NEU model facility time agreement is designed to be used in conjunction with the model independent school recognition agreement.

Recognition model agreement for academies

The aim of this model agreement is to establish formal procedures for consultation and negotiation between academy trusts and unions, and to secure facilities for trade union representatives.

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