In 2017 the ATL and the NUT formed to create the National Education Union (NEU), this was significant moment in education trade union history. The 2018 ATL Annual conference would be the last ATL conference and over the three days members paid tribute to all that has been achieved by the ATL in it's 134-year history.
On the morning of Wednesday 11th April, the last day of conference, union members were pictured showing their support for the Show Racism the Red Card annual fundraising day, Wear Red Day.
Each October Show Racism the Red Card holds its annual Wear Red Day! The 4th annual Wear Red Day will take place in England and Wales on Friday 19th October and in Scotland on Friday 5th October 2018. Wear Red Day is a national day of action which encourages schools, businesses & individuals to wear red and donate £1 to help facilitate the delivery of anti-racism education for young people & adults throughout England, Scotland & Wales. For just £5, SRtRC can educate one child for a whole day.
More information on Wear Red Day 2018 can be found here
Show Racism the Red Card Chief Executive, Ged Grebby, said;
“Show Racism the Red Card are indebted to the ATL for helping us promote our Wear Red Day 2018 (WRD18) among their members. This is now the 3rd Trade Union Conference to endorse #WRD18 and we are building towards the largest ever WRD on Friday 19th October. At a time of rising race hate crime, standing together against racism is something we are receiving a brilliant response on. We look forward to ATL members getting their colleges, universities and schools signed up for the day.”
Show Racism the Red Card are extremely grateful to all union members who stood and showed their support for WRD18. A special thank you to David Kimber and Alex Tomlin for their help in organising this.