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Issue No. 2459

Teachers fight back against dismissals at George Monoux College

NUT union members at George Monoux College in Waltham Forest, north east London, were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday of this week.

The action is over two teachers, Flor Thompson and Diana George, who the union says were unfairly dismissed last year.

The union plans a strike at the college every week until the end of the summer term.

Send messages of support to PJD@george-monoux.ac.uk

Strike against academies at east London schools

NUT union members at Rokeby and Sarah Bonnell schools in east London began a three-day strike on Tuesday of this week against plans to turn the schools into academies.

Rokeby teacher George Fuller said, “Management is pretending the school is open as usual but it isn’t.”

Solidarity messages to georgefuller@rokeby.newham.sch.uk

Oxford hospital porters in jobs and pay ballot

Porters at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford are balloting for strikes.

The 50 workers, members of the Unison union, have been seconded to subcontractor Carillion under a private finance initiative contract. They’re facing job and pay cuts.


Gunstones bakery workers set new dates for action

Members of the Bfawu union at the Gunstone’s bakery in Sheffield are set to strike for a further 48 hours on 16 and 17 July.

It follows a successful 48-hour strike on Monday and Tuesday of last week.


Debating unjust joint enterprise law

Over 100 people from across England attended the first Jengba—Joint Enterprise: Not Guilty By Association campaign—Injustice conference in Wigan last Saturday. 

Speakers included Janet Alder, whose brother Christopher death in police custody was covered up for years, and Janet Cunliffe, mother of Jordan Cunliffe who was jailed under the Joint Enterprise law. 

Katrina Lawrie


Pay strike ballot at Kingspan Insulation

The GMB union is balloting manufacturing workers employed by Kingspan Insulation in Leominster, Herefordshire, for strikes over bosses’ refusal to improve a pay offer. The ballot ends on Wednesday of this week.


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Tue 23 Jun 2015, 16:07 BST
Issue No. 2459
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