At the Union’s Annual Conference in Harrogate, Bradford delegates proposed or seconded three motions which had been prioritised at a Bradford General Meeting earlier in the year. The motions called for tougher measures to protect members from excessive planning, for a strengthening of the campaign to limit lesson observations, and an improvement in the existing level of support for school reps and local officers. All three were passed by the Conference.

A major Conference decision was to fight the Government’s 2.5% wage limit and the threat of regional pay and to pursue the campaign, as far as possible, with the other public sector unions which are subject to similar curbs. PCS, of course, have already had a very well - supported one day strike. You will shortly be receiving more information from the Union about this campaign.

A comprehensive list of Conference decisions can be found on your school noticeboard – NUT News 7.