steve.jpg Steve Sinnott 1951 - 2008  The sudden death was announced today of Steve Sinnott, General Secretary of the largest UK teachers' union the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Steve was a determined fighter for the union and completely committed to the fight for teachers and children. His death has come as a terrible shock to the NUT which is about to embark on its first national strike for 21 years. Acting General Secretary Christine Blower said: "Our hearts go out to Steve's family at this sad time. I know that he would have wanted the Union to go ahead with all its campaigns because he believed in all of them with his heart as well as his head. "At a later stage we will have the opportunity properly to remember Steve Sinnott, to honour his achievements and to celebrate his life. For now the best way to mark our respect would be to maximise the effect of the campaigns to which he was so committed."