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Issue No. 2283

Oasis Media City

Teachers at Oasis Media City in Salford struck on Tuesday against plans to turn the school into an academy.

NUT and NASUWT union members were set to strike again on Thursday of this week. They have won widespread support from parents and students.

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Montgomery Primary School

Teachers in the NUT and NASUWT at Montgomery Primary School in Birmingham also struck on Tuesday of this week against the school converting to academy status.

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Kimberley School, Nottinghamshire

Teachers at Kimberley School in Nottinghamshire are balloting for strikes against plans to turn the school into an academy. They fear the move could threaten public access to school playing fields and the Kimberley Leisure Centre.

Ian Stevenson, regional organiser for the NUT, said that around 77 percent of members backed strikes in an indicative ballot.

Elliot School, Putney

Unions have condemned a plan by Wandsworth council to “asset strip” a school in Putney, south London.

The council wants to sell off four acres of playing fields at Elliot School to fund the refurbishment of buildings.It then wants to turn the school into an academy. Paul Maloney from the GMB union called it “a thundering disgrace”.

Anti Academies Alliance

The Anti Academies Alliance will hold its AGM on Saturday 14 January.

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Tue 13 Dec 2011, 17:13 GMT
Issue No. 2283
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