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NEW TIME: 6:30pm. First Tuesday: Peter Sagar on History of the NUT in the North East
3 March 2020 @ 18:30
The National Union of Teachers, founded in 1870, ceased to be on 1st January 2019, as it merged fully with the Association of Teachers and Lecturers to become a new union, the National Education Union.
This seemed to be an appropriate time to write a history of the NUT in North East England, to chart its successes and its failures, how it worked independently and how it worked in tandem with the rest of the union and labour movement. The result is a fascinating story, which should be of interest to any teacher, to any trade unionist and to anybody with an interest in the regional history of North East England.
Peter Sagar will guide us through this history, but in many respects do a lot more than this. He will also highlight the numerous ways in which we can learn from the history and use the knowledge to revive the trade union movement as we enter the third decade of the 21st century.
This will be a presentation which you should find both interesting and thought provoking.