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Downhills workers: "We'll plan more strikes if Gove doesn't back down"

22 May 2012
Teachers at a north London school took part in the first strike in Britain against a forced academy this week. The NUT union members at Downhills Primary School in Haringey walked out on Tuesday.

Action against forced academies hots up

08 May 2012
Teachers at Downhills Primary School in Haringey will find out the result of a strike ballot on Monday of next week. A yes vote could see the NUT union members strike on 22 May.

Forced academy ballot underway at Downhills

17 April 2012
Teachers at Downhills Primary School in Haringey, north London, are balloting for strikes against government plans to force the school to become an academy.

Downhills teachers hold indicative ballot as governors sacked

20 March 2012
Teachers at Downhills primary school in Haringey, north London, will hold an indicative strike ballot over plans to force academy status on the school.

Tenants resist rent rises and privatisation

06 March 2012
Some 50 people marched to Haringey Civic Centre in north London on Tuesday of last week to oppose council budget cuts.

Challenging Gove over academies

28 February 2012
Teachers have challenged Tory education secretary Michael Gove to visit the borough of Haringey, north London.

Academies: Education secretary dismisses school’s improvement

14 February 2012
Downhills Primary School in Haringey, north London, is "failing", according to Ofsted, the hated schools inspectorate.

‘Academy calamity!’ shout children marching to save north London primary schools

04 February 2012
Children led a march last Saturday against plans to force their schools to become academies. Up to 1,000 people including parents and teachers joined the demonstration through Haringey in north London.

1,000 march in Haringey to say “Academy – calamity!”

28 January 2012
Children led a march in north London today, Saturday, against academies.

Downhills school campaign shakes Gove’s academy plan

10 January 2012
The campaign against academies is gathering pace. Some 600 people packed into a public meeting at Downhills school in Haringey, north London, on Monday this week.

Outrage over forced academy conversions

03 January 2012
Teachers, parents, students and campaigners are fighting the forced imposition of academy schools in Haringey, north London.

Haringey senior citizens go into battle against cuts

27 September 2011
Elderly people from the Caribbean Senior Citizens Association marched on Haringey council last week.

Poverty and racism shape life in Tottenham

09 August 2011
Tottenham in Haringey is shaped by poverty and lack of opportunity. It is fuelling the anger behind the riots.

Lecturers fight for their union at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

17 May 2011
Lecturers at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London protested on Wednesday of last week against cuts. Management said last week that it wants to cut 64 jobs.

Huge march in Haringey against cuts

20 January 2011
"Sack the bankers, not the workers." That chant rang out through Wood Green Shopping City, in Haringey, north London, on Monday as 1,000 teachers, council workers and anti-cuts campaigners marched on Haringey Civic Centre.

Haringey and Stockport protest against the cuts

18 January 2011
Some 1,000 marched on Haringey council, stopping traffic on Wood Green High Road, over cuts on Monday.

Haringey protest against Tory housing minister

08 December 2010
Local residents living in temporary accommodation heckled Tory housing minister Grant Shapps yesterday in Broadwater Farm, Tottenham, north London, over attacks on housing.

Haringey anti-cuts protest

21 September 2010
Around 120 protesters braved a downpour to call on Haringey’s Labour council in north London to refuse to implement Tory cuts last week.

Show of support for anti-fascist movement at court

07 September 2010
There was a huge amount of trade union turnout to support Martin. There were banners from the national NUJ, South Yorkshire NUJ, London Fire Brigade Unison, CWU South Central No1, RMT European Passenger Services and Haringey trades council.

Protest challenges demolition of Haringey sheltered housing

24 November 2009
A powerful lobby of up to 40 people on Tuesday of last week urged Haringey council in north London to rethink its plans to demolish 130 sheltered homes.

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