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Push back by Tories results in more Covid-19 outbreaks in schools

Push back by Tories results in more Covid-19 outbreaks in schools The number of suspected coronavirus outbreaks in schools nearly doubled last week, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). The news is a stark warning about how the Tory easing of the lockdown is putting health at risk.

Schools: a revolt is going on against Tory reopening plans

Schools: a revolt is going on against Tory reopening plans New figures show the Tories’ drive to push big numbers of children back to school this month is failing.

Keep up fight on schools return

Keep up fight on schools return The Tory plan to get many more children back into schools on 1 June has failed. It’s a significant setback for them—but the battle is far from over.

Defy Johnson’s reckless wider school reopening that will mean more deaths

Defy Johnson’s reckless wider school reopening that will mean more deaths The NEU union’s joint general secretary Mary Bousted said the strategy meant “risks” to health and was a “disaster”. She added that government guidance on social distancing is “impossible” in schools.

Parents and teachers could wreck Johnson’s school plan

Parents and teachers could wreck Johnson’s school plan Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the Tories would push ahead with plans to get more children in schools from Monday of next week

Don’t use Denmark to justify a return to schools

Don’t use Denmark to justify a return to schools The Tories claim Denmark shows it’s safe to reopen schools. Paul McGarr looks behind their spin

Huge meetings of parents boost fight against unsafe schools opening

22 May 2020
Over 580 people joined a meeting in Redbridge, 185 in Coventry and 140 in Hackney

Workers, parents and students unite to fight dangerous schools reopening

20 May 2020
The Tories’ plan to start reopening schools from 1 June looks “increasingly unlikely” to take place. That’s according to a furious article in the Daily Mail newspaper.

Workers fight Tory push for unsafe schools return

19 May 2020
The battle is on to stop the Tories forcing an unsafe reopening of schools from 1 June.

‘We can teach the Tories a lesson’—school workers, parents and students speak out over unsafe return to school

17 May 2020
The battle over reopening schools could make or break the Tory drive to get people back to work before it’s safe.

Fury at Johnson’s plan to reopen schools means potential for real resistance

11 May 2020
Parents and school workers have reacted with fear and fury to Boris Johnson’s announcement that schools could start to reopen from next month.

Don’t open schools too early, teachers warn

04 May 2020
Tory plans to get parents back to work are unsafe—and totally dishonest

Those who want schools re-opened must say how they will keep us safe

21 April 2020
Schools and colleges should only reopen when it is safe to do so.

‘Our dispute is not over,’ say sixth form strikers

24 March 2020
Two contradictory developments in the sixth form colleges dispute crashed into one another last week

Thousands of council workers are set for Tower Hamlets strike

17 March 2020
around 4,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Education round up: Chance to escalate sixth form strikes

10 March 2020
Workers in 34 sixth form colleges took their sixth day of strikes on Tuesday, in a battle to win more funding and pay.

Striking trinity of east London schools take on academisation

03 March 2020
Workers at St Michael’s, St Bonaventure’s and St Bede’s schools in east London struck over academisation last week.

Sixth form strikers ramp up pressure on colleges and Tories

27 February 2020
Sixth form college workers struck over pay and funding - and escalation could be coming

‘Take the market out of education,’ say the sixth form workers as battle grows

25 February 2020
Workers across 34 sixth form colleges were set to strike on Thursday this week, demanding more funding and higher pay.

Workers in Tower Hamlets fight Labour council’s plan for cuts

18 February 2020
Workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are redoubling their efforts to fight back against a Labour council determined to carry out brutal attacks

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