Educating the private sector
Good article in the FT today, reporting that three TUC affiliated unions (the ATL, NASUWT & NUT) have secured union recognition from United Church Schools Trust, one of the largest providers of private education in the country. The article reports on the ‘growing power of trade unions’ within the sector, an important step forward because while 95% of teachers in state schools are union members, only around a half of their counterparts in the private and independent sector hold a union card.
The article reports that unions have even managed to get a foothold in ‘Dave’s’ alma mater. Organising Academy t-shirt for the person who can come up with an even more unlikely hotbed of trade unionism!