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Schools round-up

24 June 2014
Teachers at St Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Hebburn, south Tyneside, struck on Tuesday and Thursday of last week.

Anti-Acadamies Alliance AGM

28 January 2014
More than 50 people attended the Anti Academies Alliance AGM. 

Round up: Strikes and protests in schools and colleges

14 January 2014
Strike at Copland Community School, Wembley | Strike at Abbey School, Rotherham | Strike at Dukeries Academy, Nottingham | Strike at Gateway Sixth Form College, Leicester | Strike at Birchgrove Comprehensive School, Swansea | Protest against Michael Gove at Marling School, Stroud | Meeting of NUT union executive

School strikes back to stop an academy

02 July 2013
Teachers at Copland Community School in Brent, north west London, were set to strike on Wednesday of this week.

Teachers walkout at Copland School against academy plan

28 May 2013
Teachers at Copland school in Wembley, north west London, struck on Thursday of last week against plans to turn the school into an academy.

Teachers plan walkout to stop academy

21 May 2013
Teachers at Copland Community School in Wembley, north west London, were set to strike on Thursday of this week.

Education round-up

27 September 2011
Kenton school teachers strike against academy plans Teachers at Kenton School in Newcastle struck on Tuesday of this week against plans to turn the school into an academy. The strike involved workers in the NUT, NASUWT and ATL unions.

ATL union backs united strikes - ballot to start in May

19 April 2011
Delegates to the ATL teaching union’s conference have backed coordinated strikes to defend pensions.

Workers strike to support suspended colleagues

22 February 2011
NUT, NASUWT, ATL and Unison union members at Danescourt Primary School in Cardiff struck on Thursday of last week over the suspension of four workers by the school’s headteacher.

ATL union threatens first strike in 30 years

25 January 2011
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has announced that it is preparing to ballot members for a national strike over the government’s plans to increase teachers pensions contributions. If it goes ahead, it will be the first time the ATL has struck since 1979.

Villiers school strike is part of fight for change

14 December 2010
Villiers High School in Southall, west London, was closed to most students on Wednesday 8 December when 60 members of the NUT and ATL teaching unions struck against management bullying.

Leeds and Nottingham teachers strike against bullying

27 July 2010
Teachers at Farnley Park Mathematics and Computing College in Leeds, West Yorkshire, struck on Wednesday of last week over bullying. The strike involved members of all three unions at the school – the NUT, NASUWT and ATL.

Cadbury College strike

29 June 2010
Workers at Cadbury College, Birmingham, struck on Tuesday this week and on Thursday last week over restructuring plans. Workers in the NUT, ATL and NASUWT unions took united action.

Tamworth school strikes continue

01 September 2009
Teachers in the NUT and ATL unions in Tamworth, Staffordshire, are set to strike on Wednesday 16 September in defence of democratically accountable community education.

Barnet College workers threaten action over new contracts

23 June 2009
Workers in the UCU and ATL unions at Barnet College, north London, may take industrial action if their management try to impose new contracts on them.

College workers’ national day of protests at below inflation pay offer

05 June 2008
College workers held a national day of protests on Wednesday of this week to demand fair pay. Workers in six trade unions – the UCU, Unison, GMB, Unite, ATL and ACM – have rejected an initial below-inflation offer of 2.5 percent.

Further education unions reject pay offer

06 May 2008
The six further education unions – UCU, GMB, Unison, Unite, ACM and ATL – have rejected a 2.5 percent pay offer.

College workers

16 November 2002
THERE WAS a highly successful strike of lecturers in the Natfhe and ATL unions, and college workers in the Unison union across England and Wales on Tuesday of last week. Socialist Worker received reports from a number of colleges that we couldn't fit in last week:

Teachers' unity

20 April 2002
THERE IS a major debate inside the three main teachers' unions in England and Wales about merger. Leaders of the NUT, NASUWT and ATL unions are looking to merge. There is a parallel process of an increasing desire for unity among rank and file teachers.

ATL conference

06 April 2002
Delegates at the conference of the most moderate TUC-affiliated teachers' union last week joined calls for action against the government. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) is the third largest teachers' union in England and Wales.

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