Invisible paste

18th April 2003 at 01:00
William Stewart reports from Blackpool at the conference of the third biggest classroom teachers' union

SO much for the toothpaste being out of the tube. Hank Roberts, the high profile campaigner for teaching union unity may have come within a whisker of the winning the ATL general secretary election but his favourite topic barely got a hearing. Resolutions calling for the union to affiliate to the pro-merger Professional Unity 2000 were too far down the agenda on Monday for delegates to debate.

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