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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”.

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

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.

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.

NUT union activists debates how to organise supply teachers

30 June 2015
About 150 teachers attended the third annual NUT Supply Teachers Conference last Saturday to join discussions on how to organise in the sector.

East London teachers set to strike against victimisation

30 June 2015
NUT union members at George Monoux College were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday of this week in defence of two sacked teachers.

Strong pickets force talks from east London school bosses

30 June 2015
The NUT union suspended planned strikes for talks this week at two schools in Newham, east London. 

Reports round-up

23 June 2015
Teachers fight back against dismissals at George Monoux College | Strike against academies at east London schools | Oxford hospital porters in jobs and pay ballot | Gunstones bakery workers set new dates for action | Debating unjust joint enterprise law | Pay strike ballot at Kingspan Insulation

Support Newham students against Islamophobia

16 June 2015
Three Muslim women students suspended at Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) in east London are gathering increasing support. 

Walkout planned at east London's Rokeby school

16 June 2015
Teachers at Rokeby school in Newham, east London, were set to strike for three days next week. 

Victory in Lewisham over academy plans

02 June 2015
Teachers in Lewisham, south east London, were celebrating a victory this week after threats to convert schools to academies were withdrawn. Also: teachers' strikes in Swansea and Newham

Lewisham schools victory over academies ahead of fresh walkout

26 May 2015
Workers at three schools in Lewisham, south east London, were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday of next week. 

East London teachers strike against academy plans

26 May 2015
NUT union members at Rokeby school in east London struck today, Tuesday, against plans to turn their school into an academy

Solidarity gives strength to Small Heath anti-academy strike

19 May 2015
Strikers shut Small Heath school in Birmingham on Wednesday of last week in protest at plans to turn it into an academy. The walkout involved ATL, NASUWT and NUT union members.

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