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Overseas Members

Germany

The NASUWT has a dual membership agreement with Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft Hauptvorstand (GEW) which offers support to UK teachers undertaking teaching in Germany and vice versa.

Local representation and negotiation with the employer in respect of the interests of the member is provided by GEW. Registration with the union in the ‘host country’ is required by providing proof of existing union membership.

Gibraltar

The NASUWT has an agreement in place with Attias and Levy solicitors in Gibraltar to provide comprehensive legal services to NASUWT members there.

Jersey

The NASUWT has an agreement in place with Viberts solicitors in Jersey to provide comprehensive legal services to NASUWT members there.

Guernsey

The NASUWT has an agreement in place with Collas Day solicitors in Guernsey to provide comprehensive legal services to NASUWT members there.

Isle of Man

The NASUWT has an agreement in place with Old Court Chambers Advocates and Gavan Law Advocates in the Isle of Man to provide comprehensive legal services to NASUWT members there.

Service Children’s Education (SCE)

The NASUWT membership has increased within the Service Children’s Education sector (SCE) and the Union’s influence has continued to grow across schools in Germany, Cyprus and other Ministry of Defence establishments around the world. The NASUWT now represents over half of the teaching staff in the sector.

The NASUWT has a Federation for teachers who work for SCE. Casework services are delivered to members via a network of lay officials, supported by the Peripatetic Regional Official. Members requiring advice or casework representation arising out of their teaching employment should contact their Local Association Secretary or the SCE Federation Secretary. Contact details can be obtained from the NASUWT Membership team on 0121 453 6150.

Accessing the Service

You will need to provide your name, contact details and your NASUWT membership number. If there is a problem with your membership or you do not know your membership number, contact the NASUWT Membership Team on 0121 457 6211.

NASUWT members who are three or more months in arrears with their subscriptions at the time the incident arose are not entitled to casework representation and/or legal assistance and cannot establish entitlement to representation by subsequently paying arrears. Retired, former, career break and associate members who were in membership at the time the issue arose, and in the case of former members, providing they have not joined another Teacher Trade Union, are also entitled to representation.

If you are dissatisfied with the service for any reason, contact the Legal and Casework Team at NASUWT Headquarters, Hillscourt Education Centre, Rose Hill, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8RS. Call 0121 453 6150 between 8.30am and 5.30pm on weekdays or email legalandcasework@mail.nasuwt.org.uk.

Case Study

An Overseas Trained Teacher member in London whose employment was terminated ostensibly because he had not obtained QTS accepted a £11,000 settlement after the Union submitted an Employment Tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and unlawful deductions.