Primary Charter meeting to defend childhood
Teachers, parents, governors and campaigners came to the NUT union’s Primary Charter seminar Standing up for Children in Cambridge last week.
Wendy Ellyatt from the Save Childhood movement, NUT president Max Hyde and Sue Palmer author of Toxic Childhood spoke.
The meeting focused on what Tory Michael Gove is doing to the curriculum for young children and why he has to be challenged.
King’s lecturers to join 10 July strike
UCU union members at King’s College London were set to strike on Thursday of this week. They are fighting plans to sack up to 120 staff.
Workers also plan to start a work to rule from Thursday and to boycott performance development reviews. The action coincides with a strike of 1.4 million over pay.
The UCU branch at Dundee University has called off a planned strike on 10 July. Workers oppose job cuts and have begun a work to rule.
Croydon teachers are fighting back
NUT union members at Winterbourne Academy in Croydon, south London, struck for a day last week.
Their action was against excessive lesson observations and alleged bullying. The ten NUT members began another three day strike on Tuesday of this week and plan three more days from next Tuesday.