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Tower Hamlets

Issue No. 1731

Governors at George Green secondary school in east London's Tower Hamlets voted on Monday to reject being part of the New Labour council's plan to introduce a borough-wide PFI privatisation scheme. The vote is a boost to the fight to sink the scheme. The council wants 47 schools in the borough to be part of the PFI scheme involving a deal with giant firm Babcock and Brown. A lobby against the sell-off was planned outside the borough-wide governors' meeting on Thursday.

Forum to Defend Comprehensive Education Thursday 1 February, 7.30pm, Memorial Hall, behind Sheffield City Hall Speakers include Roy Hattersley, former Labour deputy leader, and journalist Nick Davies

Campaign rally over teachers' pay in London Tuesday 30 January, 6.30pm Friends Meeting House, opposite Euston station Called by NUT leader Doug McAvoy

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Sat 20 Jan 2001, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1731
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