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Issue No. 2258

Forest Hill School

Teachers struck at Forest Hill School in Lewisham, south east London, on Thursday of last week, and shut the school.

The NUT union members are fighting a compulsory redundancy.

English teacher Adrian Stimpson, who is in the process of being made compulsorily redundant, spoke to Socialist Worker about the strike.

He said, “Around 30 people turned out to picket and we got a good response from leafleting parents. Some parents said they’d write to the school with their concerns.

“I think the head had thought we wouldn’t do anything so he’s been quite surprised. I don’t know if we will save my job, but this is about laying down a marker for the future.”

Workers in all the unions at the school were meeting as Socialist Worker went to press to discuss the next steps.

Equality conference in Wakefield

More than 70 teachers and others attended the regional equality conference in Wakefield last Saturday.

It was organised and hosted by the Yorkshire and Midland Region of the NUT union.

Speakers included activists from Schools Out, Romany Gypsy writer Richard O’Neill and former UCU president Sasha Callaghan.

Liz Kitching

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Tue 28 Jun 2011, 17:57 BST
Issue No. 2258
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