|Issue 13 - June 1973|
for a wage for sixth formers, based on the level of social security
supplementary benefits paid to the young unemployed, has been developed
in South Shields over the past few months. The two local grammar schools
have formed a joint sixth form committee, and a meeting held with representatives
of Jarrow and Hebburn schools, decided to write to the Boards of Governors
of the various schools asking for support. It was also decided to call
a public meeting with representatives from the National Union of School
Students with a view to forming a South Tyneside Branch of the NUSS.
This would function to promote the cause of the sixth formers, and
to extend the campaign to other rights for sixth formers and school
The Committee has been accepted as an Associate Member of the South Shields Trades Union Council and representatives attend the TUC meetings. A campaign will be mounted over the summer period with the intention of involving other schools in the region.