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Wildcat action over school safety fears

11 May 2010
Teachers at St Aloysius school in Islington, north London, refused to begin lessons on Friday of last week.

5,000 march to say ‘Save our hospital’

02 March 2010
Around 5,000 protesters took to the streets of Islington, north London, last Saturday to defend key services under threat at Whittington hospital.

Thousands march to save Whittington hospital

27 February 2010
Around 5,000 protesters took to the streets of Islington, north London, this afternoon to defend key services under threat at Whittington hospital.

Islington Arts and Media School teachers ask for ballot

08 December 2009
Teachers at Islington Arts and Media School in north London last week asked their NUT union to ballot them for industrial action if management doesn’t agree that teachers should only "rarely" be asked to cover for absent colleagues.

Lifelong learning launch in north east London

02 December 2008
Community groups, students, teachers and a wide range of local people from Hackney, Tottenham and Islington in north east London came together on Thursday of last week to a local launch meeting of CALL (Campaigning Alliance for Lifelong Learning). Around 120 people packed into the meeting.

Fighting to save Islington Green school

20 November 2007
Islington’s Lib Dem council leader James Kempton is determined to close Islington Green school in north London and reopen it as an academy.

Fighting back against Islington’s rubbish cuts

25 September 2007
Some 36 ICSL Accord refuse collection workers in Islington in north London went on strike last week. Workers formed picket lines outside the ICSL offices in Caledonian Road.

Islington bin strike

18 September 2007
Refuse workers in the GMB union in Islington, north London, struck on Tuesday of this week against changes to recycling and collection rounds.

Strike ballot for Islington refuse workers

11 September 2007
Refuse workers in Islington, north London, are balloting for strike action over changes to recycling and collection rounds.

Cairo calling... one letter gets through picket lines

14 August 2007
When David Morrison, delivery rep at Islington in north London, read in Socialist Worker about a desperate strike by Egyptian postal workers (28 July), he sent a simple note of solidarity to Cairo.

Reports from London for the 13 July post strike

13 July 2007
North London The strike was 100 percent solid at Highbury in Islington, North London. There were 13 people on a confident picket line out of fewer than 40 workers. Union rep Martin Gyan said, "They want to turn us into a part time company. If there is no work you’ll just be sitting at home.

Stop the school academies - round up of action

07 April 2007

Islington Green anti-academy campaigners will fight on

27 January 2007
Campaigners against turning Islington Green School in north London into a city academy have vowed to keep on fighting after the council decided to push ahead with its plans.

Anti academies protests

13 January 2007
Teachers, parents and pupils are set to lobby Islington town hall in north London on Thursday of next week, 18 January, at 5.30pm.

Lib Dem council says Islington Green School will close

18 November 2006
Islington’s Liberal Democrat controlled council, against national party policy, has ignored the wishes of the governors of Islington Green School (IGS) and issued a closure notice on the school in order to reopen it in 2008 as an academy.

Islington Green School staff vote against academy

11 November 2006
Staff at Islington Green School in north London recently voted in a secret ballot by 89 to three against their school becoming a semi-privatised academy.

City academies

01 July 2006
Islington teachers and parents protested at accountants Kingston Smith in London last week. One of the firm’s senior partners is Michael Snyder, chairman of the policy and resources committee of the Corporation of London which wants to co-sponsor an academy in place of Islington Green School. On 20 July at Islington town hall, the council executive is set to discuss issuing a closure notice on Islington Green School so that it can be reopened as an academy. Join the protest in Upper Street, London N1, from 6.30pm.

Does Islington care about voter registration?

04 March 2006
The borough of Islington has the lowest level of voter registration in London, which as a city has the lowest rates of registration in the country.

Education round-up

14 January 2006
March in Whitehall A protest march on Whitehall against government education plans has been called by Ealing and Islington NUT teachers’ union branches, with the support of the Socialist Teachers Alliance, Islington Campaign Against Academies and many other activists.

College lecturers

07 January 2006
Unions at City and Islington College, north London, have called a rally to defend education to coincide with the visit of education secretary Ruth Kelly on Tuesday 24 January.

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