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Small Heath teachers call weekly three-day strikes in academy dispute after rep suspended

12 January 2016
Teachers at Small Heath school in Birmingham have voted to escalate their anti-academy strikes following the victimisation of NUT union rep Simon O’Hara.

John Cabot academy strike off after workers win all their demands

12 January 2016
A strike at John Cabot academy in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, planned for Tuesday of this week, was called off after workers won all of their demands.

First strike in 30 years for West Dunbartonshire teachers fighting cuts

05 January 2016
Also: Tech City teachers could strike again | Strike vote at Trinity academy in Somerset | Talks break down at Listerdale school in Rotherham

Strike beats Alfreton Grange school bosses

15 December 2015
NUT union members at Alfreton Grange academy in North Derbyshire have won over working conditions.

Education round-up

08 December 2015
Teachers at Tech City in Islington, north London, began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

Fourth united strike rocks Small Heath school bosses

24 November 2015
Teachers at Small Heath school in Birmingham struck on Wednesday of last week. It was workers’ fourth strike in their battle to stop the school becoming an academy.

Small Heath teachers strike again

17 November 2015
Teachers in the NUT, NASUWT and ATL unions at Small Heath School in Birmingham were set to strike on Wednesday of next week.

Industrial round-up

17 November 2015
GMB elects new general secretary | Water workers protest in Durham | Will bus stoppage get drivers a break? | Two-day rail strike called off in Wales | Leicester fire crews protest over cuts | London’s teachers demand housing

Education round-up

10 November 2015
Planned strikes this week at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School suspended, Derbyshire school support staff protest council cuts and teachers plan parliament lobby.

Back Kiri Tunks and Louise Regan for NUT union vice presidents

03 November 2015
Ballot papers are out for the election of senior and junior vice presidents in the NUT teachers’ union. Socialist Worker is supporting left candidates Kiri Tunks from east London and Louise Regan from Nottinghamshire.

Teachers’ march blocks road in London

03 November 2015
Over 100 supply teachers blocked Tottenham Court Road in central London on Wednesday of last week.

News in brief

03 November 2015
Iraq war report due in summer | Baseline tests face review | It’s a bad time to be young | Care homes in new danger

Solidarity boosts solid strike at St Wilfrid's school in west Yorkshire

03 November 2015
Teachers at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School in Featherstone, west Yorkshire, struck today, Tuesday, in a dispute over “leadership and management issues”.

Education round-up

27 October 2015
NUT union members at Listerdale Primary School in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, were set to begin industrial action over workload this week.

Solid strike at Small Heath school

20 October 2015
Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham struck on Tuesday of this week against plans to turn the school into an academy.

Education round-up

13 October 2015
Birmingham strike to stop academy, Open University protests, students defend grants, lobby to defend Esol, occupation at Soas

Big picket at Winterbourne Academy as teachers strike

15 September 2015
Teachers at Winterbourne International Academy (WIA) held a massive picket on Thursday of last week during a one-day walkout.

Education round-up

08 September 2015
NUT union members at Bluecoat School in Coventry struck on Thursday of last week against attacks on working conditions. 

Solidarity on the National Gallery picket line

13 August 2015
Trade unionists from a number of London universities visited picket lines at the National Gallery today, Thursday—the third day of an all-out strike.

Education round-up

07 July 2015
Bradford College UCU members struck on Tuesday of last week against compulsory redundancies. Picket lines began at 7am and at their peak there were 70 people.

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