General Meeting 28th June 2016

posted 30 Jun 2016, 05:48 by general office   [ updated 4 Jul 2016, 00:34 ]

1) Motion on Orlando

ITA is appalled at the tragedy which has unfolded in Orlando following the massacre by a lone gunman at a gay nightclub. ITA sends its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those who have been affected. We believe that the hatred shown by the attacker has no place in a civilised society. Schools and education have a significant role in preventing the development of hatred towards LGBT+ communities. This tragedy underlines the need for schools to continue to play their part in fighting intolerance. We stand in solidarity with the gay community in Orlando and internationally who have been targeted in this horrendous way.

We also condemn the way in which some sections of US society including Donald Trump tried to divert the blame to Muslims. We oppose homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia and racism in all its forms.


2)  Motion on the Voice of Gaza

            Islington Teachers Association agrees to donate £200 to the Voice of Gaza, an after-school organisation set up by fellow teachers to improve the quality of 

            education to Gazan  students who live under permanent occupation.

           3)  Emergency Motion on Jeremy Corbyn

             ITA sends a message of solidarity to Jeremy Corbyn in the light of his long standing support for Islington NUT and local schools.

             His key policies of support for refugees; opposition to neo-liberalism and austerity; and opposition to illegal wars are all policies supported by the ITA 

             and the national union.