Excellent Springfield strike
Parents and teachers at Springfield School in Birmingham stood together on the picket line last Thursday against plans to make overworked teachers take on even more work.
It marked the final day of a three-day strike by the NEU union members. They plan to continue three-day strikes throughout the summer term.
The staff restructuring would damage the education of children, who have already suffered as a result of losses of support staff .
Demand for 10% pay rise
Hundreds of teachers rallied in Dundee last Saturday demanding that the Scottish government and local councils stump up the money for a
10 percent pay rise.
Most were delegates to the EIS Scottish teaching union conference where pay was the key issue.
EIS has rejected the bosses’ below-inflation pay offer of 2 percent for the majority of teachers.
EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan pledged that the union is “in it to win it”.
The union also became the latest union to affiliate to the Stand Up To Racism campaign with the full backing of delegates.
Kirklees bin strikes back on
Bin workers in West Yorkshire have voted to reinstate their strikes after bosses reneged on an agreement reached at the Acas conciliation service.
Kirklees council had promised to stop the refuse service manager from being involved in day to day operations.
Workers voted to strike for a week from midnight on Sunday 1 July.
Nick Ruff, Kirklees Unison branch chair (pc)