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SMT union rep

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by carl2015, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. carl2015

    carl2015 New commenter

    Is it unusual for your school NUT rep to be on the slt?
    Short post but whenever he is approached for advice, it is obvious that he's in the HT's pocket pretending that new initiatives are already established. Why would he want to stay in the role if he won't challenge the HT with concerns, just sits on the fence and identifies staff that could be troublemakers? In all honesty none trusts him but we are a small relatively new staff.
  2. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    1. Join a different union.
    2. Go to a regional rep with issues.
    3. Offer to be the union rep - surely SLT have more important things to do with their time, as well as it potentially being a 'conflict of interest'.
  3. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    As your union rep should be voted in there is no reason why you cannot convey news that others would like to stand for staff election.
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    So organise a meeting of all staff in that union and insist on another election (I bet there wasn't one before and your SLT member - possibly reluctantly - said he'd do it. That' suually how union reps in school
    Indeed. Most union reps in schools do it because no one else would, so it's entirely likely the person currently holding the office would be delighted.
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    (The missing Thumbs Up emoticon)

    Best wishes


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