16th May 2022
Text of address by Outgoing President Joe McKeown not audible on Congress video due to technical fault at 8:15.
I also want to re-iterate our concerns about the manner in which pregnant teachers were treated during the pandemic. It is beyond belief that pregnant teachers were forced to attend for work last autumn at a time when the government was unable to offer vaccine protection. This displayed a reckless disregard for their physical and mental health at a time when support from the Department of Education was needed more than ever and when this union’s demands for a continuation of remote working for a short period were completely ignored.”
“We need to talk about money. National pay agreements ….”