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Full schools reopening will fuel Covid-19 spread with tens of thousands dead, warn scientists

Full schools reopening will fuel Covid-19 spread with tens of thousands dead, warn scientists A full return to schools and colleges in England this week will contribute to the deaths of tens of thousands more people by spreading Covid-19.

We can resist the unsafe return, say school workers

We can resist the unsafe return, say school workers Boris Johnson still wants ten million people to return to schools and colleges in England on Monday of next week. His deadly plan must be resisted.

Battle is on to stop unsafe schools return on 8 March

Battle is on to stop unsafe schools return on 8 March Boris Johnson’s plan to fully reopen all schools in England on 8 March will put many more lives at risk.

UEL strikers fight for jobs and education

UEL strikers fight for jobs and education  UCU union members at the University of East London staged a two-day strike this week in a fight to save jobs + Chichester College

Workers and trade unionists demand no unsafe return to schools

Workers and trade unionists demand no unsafe return to schools A meeting heard calls to organise in every school to make sure people know their rights and know how to use them effectively

Hackney school strike + Somerset victory after strike move on Covid-19 safety

Hackney school strike + Somerset victory after strike move on Covid-19 safety Unite union members at two east London schools held three-day strikes last week in a row over jobs.

‘The Tories don’t care about our children’s safety’

12 February 2021
Ruthba goes to work every day in a sector that’s “filled with fear” and where “stress levels are through the roof”.

Brighton university jobs battle settled + Hackney school strikes + East Sussex academy fight

08 February 2021
Workers at Brighton university and their supporters rallied on Monday after the UCU union settled a dispute.

LETTERS - Individual acts over safety can become collective resistance

07 February 2021
Thanks for printing my letter on the NEU union’s groundbreaking advice to teachers to use Section 44 of the 1996 Employment Rights Act to refuse to work because of Covid-19 (Letters, 27 January).

Labour pushes for a return to schools

02 February 2021
Boris Johnson has said that schools in England could fully reopen from 8 March. But Johnson said this would depend “on lots of things going right”.

School workers are up to seven times more likely to contract Covid-19

20 January 2021
Devastating figures reveal the human cost of Tory lies about 'safe schools'

Parents denied furlough payments by the bosses

18 January 2021
A majority of parents who have asked for furlough to take care of their children while schools are shut have been refused by bosses.

Letters—blame the government for the pressures of online education

18 January 2021
I write as a grandparent of two primary age grandchildren and as a retired teacher. I think there is a lot of pressure from the department for education on heads to try to force their staff to provide huge amounts of work for their pupils

Nursery workers are ‘incensed’ by Tory plans

12 January 2021
Early years workers are ­resisting Tory plans to force them into unsafe workplaces.

Workers hold the power

08 January 2021
Those at the top of society tell workers that they have no power. Sadie Robinson looks at recent school stoppages and says that workers can halt the assaults on ordinary people

LETTERS—Keir Starmer blaming the wrong people for Covid-19 spread

08 January 2021
In an appearance on TV’s Good Morning Britain last week Keir Starmer voiced his support for emergency legislation to deal with anti-vaxxer campaigns.

Only workers’ action can stop the horror

05 January 2021
Primary school workers have a lesson for Keir Starmer. While they were shutting down unsafe workplaces and forcing Boris Johnson into yet another damning U-turn he was cowering behind the government.

Reports round-up: Parents fought to shut schools

05 January 2021
More than 5,000 people tuned into a parent meeting about school safety on Monday evening. And 600 people joined the Zoom event, called by Parents For a Safe Return.

Many primary schools shut despite attempts by the Tories to keep them open

04 January 2021
Large numbers of primary schools across England were closed to most children on Monday as workers refused to return on safety grounds.

Workers send message to Tories—keep all schools shut or we could walk out

03 January 2021
Workers are demanding that all schools should move to online learning for at least two weeks because it is not safe for them to fully reopen

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