Kenton school teachers strike against academy plans
Teachers at Kenton School in Newcastle struck on Tuesday of this week against plans to turn the school into an academy. The strike involved workers in the NUT, NASUWT and ATL unions.
It followed a strike on Thursday of last week—and workers were set to strike on Thursday of this week too.
Simon Kennedy, an NASUWT regional organiser, spoke to Socialist Worker from the picket line on Tuesday.
“We’ve got about 60 people picketing and had lots of support from passers by,” he said. “People love the school and want it to stay under local authority control.”
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