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College and RCA university strikers unite on the picket line

College and RCA university strikers unite on the picket line The solidarity rally was a significant step towards uniting strikes in education.

College strikers determined to teach bosses a lesson

College strikers determined to teach bosses a lesson Solidarity poured onto the picket line at Westminster Kingsway College in central London on Wednesday.

Royal College of Art strikers won’t be brushed off by bosses

Royal College of Art strikers won’t be brushed off by bosses University workers at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London struck on Monday and Tuesday to demand an end to casualisation and unsafe workloads.

Strikers at ten colleges fight for pay and education

Strikers at ten colleges fight for pay and education College workers have had their pay cut by over 30 percent in real terms over the past decade

Schools left to the virus

Schools left to the virus “Virtually any child, unvaccinated, is likely to get an infection at some point between 12 and 15,” said Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty last week.

Don’t let Black History Month be tamed

Don’t let Black History Month be tamed Has Black History Month become a pale reflection of what it should be?

School exclusions hit Traveller and black students

26 September 2021
 Exclusions are a product of a broken education system obsessed with exams and directed towards a single model of 'success'

University workers across Britain to vote on strikes

22 September 2021
If the ballot is successful, UCU union members at over 150 institutions could begin strikes as early as the end of this year.

Union rep sacked after reporting racism

21 September 2021
A NEU union rep at Shrewsbury Colleges Group in Shropshire has been sacked after taking a stand against racism in their workplace.

Letters—Unions must fight for safety as new school term begins

30 August 2021
Education workers are returning to schools across England and Wales with mixed emotions.

Johnson’s deadly calculus—let 50,000 die a year to keep profits flowing

29 August 2021
Only if the Covid-19 death rate is over 1,000 a week for two or three weeks will ministers even start a discussion on re-imposing restrictions.

Ignoring Covid won’t work

24 August 2021
Covid-19 related deaths in Britain stand at a shocking average of 100 each day according to official data. That’s a rise of 54 percent in a week.

Liverpool university strikers keep fighting, and inspire others to resist

14 August 2021
The fight for jobs has already had a big impact. An initial list of 47 compulsory redundancies has been reduced to two.

Tories demand exams that will condemn students as failures

11 August 2021
But even under the teacher-assessed system, sharp class divisions remain

Have Tories learned the lesson of last year’s exam scandal?

10 August 2021
Counselling charity Childline has revealed that the amount of pupils who rang regarding exam-related stress jumped from 861 between April and June last year to 1,812 this year

Liverpool university workers launch 10 days of strikes to stop all job cuts

04 August 2021
Workers at the University of Liverpool headed back to the picket line on Wednesday to begin 10 days of strikes against compulsory redundancies.

Mental health affecting pupils’ exam results

27 July 2021
Pupils experiencing poor mental health are over three times less likely to achieve five GCSEs at grades A*-C, or 9-4, than their peers.

Labour-run council won’t listen after Valence Primary School strikes

20 July 2021
Valence Primary school teachers in Dagenham, east London, have completed six strike days escalating over three weeks

Tory policies push over one million children of key workers into poverty

15 July 2021
More than a million children of key workers are living in poverty, according to research commissioned by the TUC union federation.

Rally to build fights over jobs and wages in universities and colleges

29 June 2021
Members of the UCU union are organising to unite the struggle for better pay and conditions across all of further and higher education

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