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Issue No. 2235

Striking teachers at a Rotherham secondary school have saved three jobs after striking for three days.

Members of the NUT union at Rawmarsh Community School have pledged to continue their fight as a total of 30 jobs remain threatened.

Talks with the headteacher are planned for this week and the union has announced three more strike days—the next is on Wednesday of this week.

A growing number of teachers believe only all-out indefinite action will force the school to back down.

More teachers joined the strike last week, with 12 members of the NASUWT union joining the NUT so they could take part in the fight.

Email messages of support to [email protected] and donations to NUT Doncaster office, 7 Chequer Road, Doncaster DN1 2AA.

Teachers at Villiers High School in Southall, west London, have won a new agreement from management.

NUT and ATL union members struck last December against management bullying.

An agreement has now been reached which commits management to develop a “culture of co-operation” and a “supportive environment” at the school.

Teachers and council workers in Camden, north London, are preparing for possible borough-wide strikes over cuts. Teachers in the NUT union will begin a strike ballot next month.

In Camden, £15 million cuts will close two children’s centres, introduce charging for nurseries, close the play service, and take away support for children at risk of exclusion, children in care, and for refugees.

NUT union members in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to meet next week to debate a proposal for a strike ballot against cuts.

Support for a strike has been strong in school meetings that have taken place so far.

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Tue 18 Jan 2011, 18:01 GMT
Issue No. 2235
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