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School workers in London to strike and rally together against academy plans

Workers and parents are united in this battle for education

UCU - ‘why we're right to go on strike’

This week we’ll be taking part in the biggest strike in Britain since the junior doctors’ strike. And we plan escalating strikes over the next three weeks, ending with a five-day strike in March.

Racist laws to blame for drowning of hundreds of refugees in a single month

At least 404 refugees died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in the first six weeks of 2018

Pressure beats mental health service cuts in Lewisham

Health campaigners are celebrating after they forced Labour-run Lewisham council to reverse hundreds of thousands of pounds in cuts to children’s mental health services.

Campaign to fight Labour council’s nursery closures

Over 250 parents, nursery workers and trade unionists vowed to stop nursery closures in Salford, Greater Manchester, at a meeting last Saturday.

Disabled people suffer over one million benefit sanctions under Tory rule

Disabled benefit claimants have suffered over a million sanctions since the Tories came to office in 2010

West London rallies against health cuts

Around 200 people rallied to defend the NHS in Ealing Town Hall in west London last Tuesday night. The rally was called by the Ealing Save Our NHS campaign.

Reports round-up: Justice4Grenfell sends three billboards round London

THE justice4Grenfell campaign’s billboards drove through Westminster last Thursday, demanding truth and justice for those who died in the fire at Grenfell Tower

Swansea is shaken by anti-cuts rally

There was a big shift in Swansea last Saturday. All Swansea area Labour MPs, alongside assembly members, council leaders, activists and victims of austerity united in a protest against Tory cuts.

Protest demands a halt to Leeds delivery office closure

Royal Mail workers in Leeds protested last Saturday against the closure of their delivery office

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.

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