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Teachers strike back against attacks

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Issue 2355

Teachers at Uplands Junior School in Leicester struck on Tuesday of last week over job cuts. Eight teaching assistants could lose their jobs.

NUT union members took part in the walkout. Workers in the GMB and Unison unions are also balloting for strikes.

Striking to stop stress

Around 15 members of the NUT and NASUWT unions struck at John Gulson school in Coventry on Tuesday of last week.

They oppose a new teacher appraisal policy which has caused huge amounts of stress.

The picket line was well attended, with support from parents and others. Teachers began a further two-day walkout on Tuesday of this week.

Chris Denson

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School’s out for summer

NUT union members struck at Joseph Chamberlain College in Birmingham on Tuesday of last week over an attempt to change holiday dates without proper consultation.

There were 30 teachers on the picket line as well as supporters from other unions.

Teachers will take further action if the principal refuses to negotiate.

Bridget Parsons

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