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Strike beats Alfreton Grange school bosses

by Jeannie Robinson
Issue No. 2484

NUT union members at Alfreton Grange academy in North Derbyshire have won over working conditions.

Management wanted to double the number of daily lessons.

After 11 days of strikes school bosses agreed to talks without pre-conditions at the Acas conciliation service.

The NUT maintained the action during the Acas talks.And around 200 people, attended a public meeting during the dispute.

The pickets were lively and supported by parents, pupils and local councillors.

The school has now returned to its five-session day. Their victory shows that determined action can win.


Small Heath School workers strike again

Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham struck on Thursday of last week.

It was the NUT, NASUWT and ATL union members’ fifth walkout in their fight to stop the school becoming an academy.

Send messages of support to banut@btclick.com

Tech City teachers walk out

NUT union members at Tech City free school in Islington, north London, began a three-day strike over working conditions on Tuesday of this week.

The walkout follows a two-day strike last week.

Bosses agreed to meet two of the NUT’s three minimum conditions if the union recommended suspending the strike.

But bosses later withdrew an offer to authorise pay progression rises this year for four teachers who had been unfairly denied it.


Sudbury school teachers call for strike ballot

Teachers at Sudbury Primary school in Brent, west London, have voted to call on their unions to move towards a strike ballot.

They have previously held a vote of no-confidence in head teacher Uma Pandya. Workers says children are “belittled” by Pandya.


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