Minutes of the General Meeting held on 6th November 2007

Apologies : M. Murch, J. Rendle, K. Singh, Mo Owen and Denis White.

Minutes : Agreed are a true record.

Matters arising : Dealt with in Agenda.


Young Teachers’ Conference 6 – 8 th June, 2008, Stoke Rochford. Agreed to support delegates.

Schools Out Re-affiliate.

Hazards Campaign Sponsorship £50.

Motions :

Discussion took place on


Support for Local Association/Division

Climate Change (Environment)

Class Size

Access to Ill Health

Public Sector Pay Freeze.

War – Eliminated in vote (Others agreed)


Welcome: Patrick Murphy, Leeds NUT Secretary and Executive Members for West Yorks.

Reports and Discussions:

Pay – UNISON not to proceed with strike. 20% turnout slight majority in favour. Proposed 2% rise September 2008/09/10. Government target 2.9% on inflation.

Ian Spoke – Executive have fair pay for teachers documentation with Reps. Taken advertising in National Newspapers – will meet 21/11/07. Ballot proposed 10/12/07. Discussed – 1 day action or discontinuous action. Meetings on action:-

Keighley College - Monday 26 th November.

Ilkley Grammar School - Monday 3 rd December

Bradford - Tuesday 4 th December.

Other teacher union involvement.

Workload – John Howarth spoke - Primary 50 hours a week latest survey. Target driven culture eg. (performance management), documentation, NUT Rep checklist. Teachers workload – stress/wellbeing survey.

Academies/Trust Schools – British Edu Trust – withdrawn (Rhodesway) – Thanks for campaign. Dixons now proposed to be sponsor at Rhodesway.

Wyke Manor Academy discussions continue.

Three secondary schools considering Trust Status

Performance Management – out of time.

National Executive Members for West Yorkshire

Nominations Hazel Danson, Patrick Murphy.

CBC – to go to next meeting.

New bank savings account – Teachers Building Society.


Local Officers – President needed due to Saleh Rahman getting a job in Kirklees. Thanks to Saleh for his active participation while he was in Bradford.