Next District meeting

The Next Meeting of Islington NEU is on 

Wednesday 5th February

Islington Town Hall, Upper Street N1 2UD

5pm to 6.30pm

Guest Speaker – Ben Morris  

will talk on the “We Can’t Afford London” Pay and Housing Campaign


1.     Minutes of previous meeting and Matters Arising

2.     Election of Islington District delegates to National Conference 2020

3.      Prioritisation of motions of National Conference

Each district is asked to choose up to 6 motions which it believes should be prioritised on the agenda for conference from those previously submitted.

The booklet showing these 109 motions can be found at

It would be useful if any member wishing to suggest a motion for consideration could inform us of the number and title in advance of the meeting.

4.     Motions submitted by members (See below)

5.     School Reports

6.      Any Other Business



Motions Submitted by members

     1)    We Can’t Afford London Campaign


Islington NEU recognises that workers in London face the highest costs in the country for housing, childcare and transport. For too many Londoners life is a constant struggle. Many of our young members, along with other workers, are unable to buy a home, unable to access council housing and are trapped in private accommodation.

We note that since the 1980’s the cost gap between London and the rest of the country has grown, and in the last decade London house prices have soared by over 70% while rents in many areas have risen by over 40%. Both rents and house prices are now more than double the national average. Meanwhile wages have nowhere near followed suit.

We are appalled that the government persists in refusing to address this crisis through either rent controls or the building of truly affordable housing.

We therefore fully support the “We Can’t Afford London Campaign” that London Pay should match London costs and agree to:

1) promote the campaign amongst Islington NEU members

2) Contribute £250 towards the organisation of the campaign


       2) Stand Up to Racism

Islington NEU agrees to send up to six delegates to the Stand Up to Racism Trade Union Conference being held at SOAS in central London on Saturday 8th February and to pay their £12 conference registration fees.

We also agree to support and publicise the national demonstrations called by SUTR on 2Ist March (international Anti-Racism Day)


If any member wishes to propose any emergency motions or propose any amendments  to the motions already submitted can they please bring sufficient printed copies (at least 25) to the meeting