Unions merge

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

THE largest ed­u­ca­tion union in the UK launches to­day, fol­low­ing a merger of two unions col­lec­tively rep­re­sent­ing over 450,000 work­ers.

The new Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Union (NEU) will rep­re­sent the ma­jor­ity of teach­ers and other ed­u­ca­tion pro­fes­sion­als across the coun­try, lead­ers said.

It is made up of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Teach­ers and Lec­tur­ers (ATL) and the Na­tional Union of Teach­ers (NUT) and will cam­paign on is­sues such as work­load, ed­u­ca­tion fund­ing and pay.

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