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Picturehouse workers stage seven-day strike

Workers at five Picturehouse cinema sites in London walked out for seven days

School workers strike to prove they are not doorMATs

Workers began a three-day strike at The Village School in Brent, west London, on Tuesday of this week. The action, by NEU union members, is against a plan to turn the school into an academy.

Newham schools strike to stop the academisers


Parents protest at Barnsley primary school against Academies Enterprise Trust

A large group of parents turned out to protest against Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) at St Helen’s Primary in Barnsley as the school reopened after half term on Monday.

Students demand free education as Theresa May prepares tuition fee ‘overhaul’

Student activists have said that university tuition fees should be scrapped, ahead of a speech by Theresa May on Monday

‘A terrible ordeal because of police’—last Rotherham 12 defendants speak out

Haseeb Alam and Mahroof Sultan walked free last week after an ordeal lasting well over two years.

Service users fight Labour council's plans to close their adult day care centre

Service users and their families are fighting to save their vital adult day care centre from the brutal cuts of Birmingham council.

Half a million children in poverty because of Tory pay and benefit cuts

One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of March, unions have warned.

College workers to strike over ‘kick in teeth’ pay offer—joining education fight

UCU union members across 16 colleges in England are set to hold a two-day strike starting on 28 February.

Tree campaigners united with the union branches

Trees campaign protesters stormed into Sheffield council chamber on Wednesday of last week calling for a £2.2 billion PFI contract to be scrapped.

Five schools set to strike in fight to beat academies

Workers at Cumberland School in Newham, east London, struck on Thursday of last week against a plan to turn their school into an academy.

Reports round-up: Stop demolition of Aylesbury estate


Strikes to spread across education

Tens of thousands of education workers are gearing up for strikes.

Oxfam scandal—another Western crime against Haiti

Real concerns about the appalling behaviour of Oxfam charity staff—accused of sexual misconduct—are being used to cut foreign aid

Anger grows against the Turkish invasion of Afrin

Opponents of Turkey’s invasion of Afrin were set to protest in London on Sunday

Victory after case thrown out of court for final two Rotherham 12 defendants

The last two defendants in the Rotherham 12 case walked free on Tuesday—after a police chief was unfit to give evidence.

Health workers in north west England resist outsourcing threat to hospitals

Former Labour MP Neil Turner has brushed aside low-paid hospital workers’ concerns over outsourcing.

University workers get ready for pensions fight

Workers are rushing to join the UCU union ahead of a series of escalating strikes set to begin in dozens of universities next Thursday.

Taxi drivers protest in Oxford to defend sacked GMB union rep

Around 100 GMB union members joined a lively protest on Saturday calling for the reinstatement of Oxford taxi driver Mohammed Fadllalla.

Immigration rules mean Grenfell fire family risk being ‘shut out’ of public inquiry

The eighth Silent Walk to commemorate those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire was set to take place on Wednesday.

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