Leading for the Future
In October 2021 NAHT(NI) launched Leading for the Future Manifesto 2021/22 in Parliament Buildings, Stormont, where MLAs and school leaders gathered to debate the important issues in education including school funding, special educational needs and school leader workload.
NAHT(NI) held a series of political hustings on education across the region in advance of the Northern Ireland Assembly 2022 elections. Promises were made by the candidates, and we will hold those elected to account on behalf of members and school children.
Read the NAHT(NI) Manifesto Executive Summary.
Joint union pay campaign
Following the rejected pay offer that was made to both our members and members of the other teaching unions, we have agreed to act jointly with INTO, NEU, and UTU to make finding an acceptable resolution to the question of teachers' pay an election issue. Under the banner of the Northern Ireland Teachers' Council (NITC), we have launched the Fair Pay In Education campaign to ensure that any new Executive formed after the May elections seeks to deliver a fair pay offer to teachers and school leaders.
You can view the joint press release here.
To make the campaign effective, we will need your help: Please sign the petition and download the candidate question leaflet and make education the topic of conversation when the candidates knock on your door.
The unions will hold a number of meetings held across the region as part of this pay campaign. Members should note that NASUWT is not part of this collective effort and has moved to ballot their members on industrial action. We will write to you on this, in due course.