I’m currently cataloguing branch correspondence files and finding lots of standard types of letters e.g. letters of congratulation on new appointments, notification of changes of address and letters informing the General Secretary of new members. Another standard letter type is one sent by the General Secretary to retiring members encouraging them to retain their link with the NUWT by becoming an Associate member. The replies range from those definitely keen to retain membership and involvement, through those who would like to but are not sure they can afford it, to those who simply state they won’t retain membership. Today I came across an unusually blunt reply from a member of the Liverpool branch, who I assume had a pretty tought time of it as a teacher, as she writes:
“No, I do not wish to continue membership of the Union, thank you. I am delighted to have finished with school and have no further interest in the profession.”
That’s that then!