Leadership

SLT 8.1 Trends – Size does matter.

Last week ATL and NUT members began their vote on a proposed merger. Howard Sharron speaks with Mary Bousted, leader of the ATL, about a potentially tectonic shift in the industrial landscape.

You might think that a union strongly advocating a merger with a competitor twice its size is not unlike a turkey voting for Christmas. Its says something about Mary Bousted, the leader of the Association of teachers and Lecturers which is seeking to amalgamate with the mighty NUT, that if the vote is yes she will become joint general secretary of the new mega-union and one of the most powerful people in education.

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