'Teachers are overworked, underpaid and fleeing the profession in their droves – the new superunion is not short of work'
It's vital for people in the National Education Union to understand that the members are the union and to get involved however they can, writes the ATL leader.
So now it’s official: ATL and NUT members have voted to establish a new union, the National Education Union (NEU).
It will come into existence on 1 September 2017 and will be the biggest education union in Europe, representing nearly half a million education professionals in a range of roles and across both the state-funded and independent sectors.
Why have ATL and NUT members made this historic decision? It is because teachers and other education professionals recognise that the status quo, with six teacher and headteacher unions, is not achieving what they want and need.