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NEU defended members in the Girls Day Schools Trust (GDST) against loss of Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS), and ‘fire and rehire’ threats.

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TPS practical campaigning tips

Shaun Murtagh-Howard, NEU National Council Independent Sector, provides some practical and successful campaigning ideas and tips

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National Councils – independent sector

Under the rules of the new union, new elected member groups have been set up to help organise and promote the interest of members working in specific Sections or specific interest groups.

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NEU is the largest single union in the independent sector with over 32,000 members in 1,700 schools. We represent more teachers and support staff working in independent schools than any other union.


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Health and safety in independent schools

This briefing summarises the basic framework of health and safety law in the context of independent schools; and in particular the pivotal role played by NEU health and safety representatives in upholding safety standards in the workplace.

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Support staff workload in the independent sector

NEU believes that the increase in the quantity and complexity of work for school support staff has now reached crisis point. This advice is designed to help those working in independent schools to deal with this unmanageable workload.

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Pay in the independent sector

As private businesses outside the national collective bargaining structure in the maintained sector, independent schools have greater freedom to set their own terms and conditions of employment.


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