Defend NEU Exec member Tracy McGuire. Stop the victimization of Tracy!

John Armitage, Headteacher of Rydal Academy, Darlington.

Tracy McGuire, workplace rep and elected support staff representative on the NEU Executive Council, faces losing her job, as one of ten posts declared redundant at The Rydal Academy in Darlington. Tracy, who has been a strong and effective rep in the school for several years, was told about the redundancy on the same day that she submitted her Section 44 letter, informing her employer of her refusal to work in unsafe conditions.

Tracy is the Attendance Officer at her school. The timing of the notification about her redundancy, and the fact that her name was added to the list of redundancies after she had led the campaign against them and for safe working practices in the school during Covid, makes it clear that she is being victimized.

Please sign the petition is support of Tracy and urge your friends and colleagues to do so as well.

Petition by
Patrick Markey
Northampton, United Kingdom
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To: John Armitage, Headteacher of Rydal Academy, Darlington.
From: [Your Name]

Tracy McGuire, workplace rep and elected support staff representative on the NEU Executive Council, faces losing her job, as one of ten posts declared redundant at The Rydal Academy in Darlington. Tracy, who has been a strong and effective rep in the school for several years, was told about the redundancy on the same day that she submitted her Section 44 letter, informing her employer of her refusal to work in unsafe conditions.

Tracy is the Attendance Officer at her school. The timing of the notification about her redundancy, and the fact that her name was added to the list of redundancies after she had led the campaign against them and for safe working practices in the school during Covid, makes it clear that she is being victimized.

We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with Tracy and her colleagues, and urge Swift Academies Trust to stop the victimisation and redundancies.