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Windrush Day 2021

22 June 2021 marks 73 years since the SS Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948.

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Domestic abuse and the workplace

An NEU toolkit to support members affected at work by domestic abuse. Model policy, guidance, poster, FAQs and a checklist for reps and leaders. #NEURNotAlone

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Breaking the Mould

The NEU worked with five primary schools over two years to consider how ‘traditional’ gender stereotypes could be challenged in nursery and primary classrooms.

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Annie Higdon award

Awarded in recognition of work to challenge sexism and engage women in the union.

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Black History Month

Black History Month (BHM) is held each year in October, to promote the history and contribution that Black communities have made to the UK helping to understand the present through our past.

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NEU gender pay gap

Narrative on National Education Union employee gender and pay. We are absolutely committed to continuing to reduce our gender pay gap.

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UK Disability History Month

We want choices and rights in our lives. UKDHM formally takes place between 22nd November and 22nd December each year, though many events and activities take place outside this time slot.

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LGBT+ equality

LGBT+ education professionals, pupils and families are vital members of all nursery, school and college communities and of our union.

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Menopause

Advice on working through the menopause, guides and checklists for leaders and school reps and the NEU's model menopause policy.

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Equality advice

A key priority of the union is to make sure all members have a voice in the union, the workplace and broader society; and do not face barriers to promotion, representation or participation.

Advice

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Pay equality FAQs

FAQs on pay scale, allowances for additional responsibilities and pay progression to help understand how teacher pay works.

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LGBT+ inclusion: LGBT+ members

It is often the most unpleasant voices that we hear the loudest and whether you are out at work or not, it can be extremely isolating being a lone LGBT+ staff member.

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LGBT+ inclusion: members

LGBT+ inclusion involves reviewing the curriculum and lesson plans across all subjects to eliminate heteronormative bias, and ensure sexual orientations and gender identities are represented.

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Working through the menopause

The purpose of this guidance is to suggest practical ways in which the school and college environment can be improved for women who are going through the menopause.

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Religion or belief discrimination

Who is protected from discrimination on grounds of religion or belief and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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Age harassment

Who is protected from harassment on grounds of age and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.

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Age discrimination

Who is protected from age discrimination and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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Sexual orientation harassment

Who is protected from harassment on grounds of sexual orientation, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been harassed at work.

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Transgender harassment

Who is protected from harassment on grounds of transgender status,and the first steps you should take if you think you have been harassed at work.

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Transgender discrimination

Who is protected from transgender discrimination, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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Sexual harassment

Who is protected from sexual harassment and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.

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Trade union victimisation

Trade union victimisation, who is protected from it and the first steps you should take if you think you have been victimised at work.

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Disability harassment

The legal definition of harassment on grounds of disability, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.

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Disability discrimination

The legal definition of disability discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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Sex discrimination

The legal definitions of sex discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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Racial Harassment

The legal definition of racial harassment, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to racial harassment.

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Race discrimination

The legal definitions of race discrimination, who is protected, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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Judges’ and firefighters’ age discrimination pension case

The government has published its response to the July 2020 public consultation - Public service pension schemes: changes to the transition arrangements to the 2015 schemes consultation. The NEU is pleased that the government has adopted our position and favours ‘Deferred Choice’.  

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Supporting trans and gender questioning students

In the last few years there has been much work done, raising awareness and increasing the visibility of transgender issues. This advice aims to helps school and college staff support gender variant or questioning students in the educational environment.

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Equality toolkit

This toolkit is aimed at school representatives, teacher governors and NEU officers to use to promote good policies and practices in schools and colleges.

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It's just everywhere - sexism in schools

The results of UK Feminista and NEU’s groundbreaking study are clear: schools, education bodies and Government must take urgent action to tackle sexism in schools. "It's just everywhere" is a study on sexism in schools and how we tackle it.

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Reasonable adjustments at work

The Equality Act 2010 requires employers to make reasonable adjustments to premises or working practices to ensure that employees are not disadvantaged because of their disability.

Blog

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The Empire Windrush

22 June 1948 ‘Citizens of the British empire’. Britain’s schizophrenic approach to migrants continues to this day. Rodeane Henry-Grant on Windrush.

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Refugee week : 14-21 June 2021

This year’s theme for Refugee Week is “we cannot walk alone”. It is a message that speaks to the values of the NEU and in this blog, we give example of our work and links to resources including an upcoming webinar.

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Racism and poverty

On Martin Luther King Day, the NEU wants to make the links between poverty and racism better understood.

Press release

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Maternity Rights

Sexism and sexist biases including pregnancy and maternity discrimination mean that women in the education sector are losing out in status and pay.

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Protecting Black Lives in Education

Throughout 2020 and 2021, racism and the value of Black lives has been the subject of persistent and painful news stories, and the Covid pandemic has laid bare the extent of racial inequalities in all areas of social policy.

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Curriculum and anti-racism letter

NEU Cymru have written to the Minister for Education, Welsh Government to express deep concerns about the injustices and racial disparities that have been highlighted by the virus and by the horrific events of brutality against black people in the United States.

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Publication

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Every Child, Every Family

Building LGBT+ inclusion through reading. Part of the Union’s Breaking the Mould series of resources, for nursery and primary phase teachers to think about books to use in the classroom.

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