According to TES, the UK’s largest teaching union would struggle to win a national ballot and much of its work is “invisible” to its members in schools, a senior member of its national executive has admitted.
The paper, seen by Tes, calls for the NEU – formed from a merger between the NUT and the ATL in 2017 – to address its predicament by recruiting more representatives to work “in hostile environments”.
It says they should work in schools and colleges to make “every issue a union issue”, including “curriculum and assessment issues”.
The union, which had 421,707 paying members last year, is now in need of some “hard graft and rethinking,” according to Mr Kenny, who is also a London district secretary and was seen as a potential NUT leadership contender as far back as 2003.
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