Next District meeting

You are cordially invited to the General Meeting of Islington NEU at 6pm on Thursday 4th February  via Zoom

As this is a formal meeting where decisions will be made on Islington NEU policies you will need to register in advance and this can be done here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Meeting Agenda

1.     Welcome

2.    Matters Arising

      Details of decisions taken at the last meeting can be viewed here

    Vacancies exist for the following islington Officer posts and these can be filled at the meeting -Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, Health & Safety, Independent Sector, Support Staff, Committee Member (x6)

Anyone wishing to be nominated for any of the posts should email tony.buttifint@neu.org.uk  

3.    Nominations for National Executive 2021-2023

     a) Inner London - We can nominate up to 4 of which at least 2 must be women.

     b) Equality and Sector Seats

If any member wishes to propose candidates for Islington to consider nominating can they email details to tony.buttifint@neu.org.uk in advance of the meeting so that online voting can be arranged.

4.    Prioritisation of Motions for National Conference 2021

We can prioritise up to 6 motions for inclusion on the final agenda. The full list of motions to select from can be found here

The following have so far been suggested for consideration:

  • 9 - Pay Freeze
  • 16- Covid- 19 and Workload
  • 31 - Black Lives Matter
  • 39 - Combating Climate Breakdown
  • 40 - Exclusions
  • 52 - Discussion and Debate

If any member wishes to propose any other motion can they email details to tony.buttifint@neu.org.uk in advance of the meeting so that online voting can be arrange

5.     Motions submitted by Members (see Below)

6.     School Reports and Current issues

7.     AOB


Motions submitted by members

A)   United Nations – Anti-Racism Day (March 20th) and Stand Up to Racism – Trade Union Conference (February 27th)

NEU Islington notes:

(1) The Covid-19 pandemic has led to starkly disproportionate BAME deaths.

(2) This, and the inspiring #BlacklivesMatter movement in the wake of the racist murder of George Floyd by police, has exposed on a mass scale the deeply institutionalised racism in society.

(3) Meanwhile, Boris Johnson’s government have turned in moments of crisis to an intensification of the racist scapegoating of refugees and migrants

NEU Islington believes:

(1) Our trade unions are critical in organising the mass anti-racist movement we need to challenge every instance of racism, Islamophobia and antisemitism, and opposing the threat posed by divisive racist in our communities and workplaces, the far right, and fascism.

NEU Islington resolves:

(1) To support the Stand Up To Racism–TUC backed national day of action for United Nations Anti-Racism Day on Saturday 20th March.

(2) To co-host our local events with SUTR, add our logo to promotional materials and make a donation of £200 to help fund the day.

(3) To support the Stand Up To Racism TUC backed Trade Union Conference (on-line) ‘Fighting for antiracists workplaces’ – on Saturday 27th February and to send at least 2 delegates


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