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Academies plan for school privatisation is faltering

Academies plan for school privatisation is faltering The Tories are in trouble over education policy. Miriam Scharf argues now is the time to go on the offensive

Battle is on to build pay fight in the UCU - and to transform union democracy

Battle is on to build pay fight in the UCU - and to transform union democracy Around 80 UCU union members from across Britain met in London last Saturday to discuss building struggles over pay and pensions—and transforming their union.

Workers fight the outsourcers at the University of London

Workers fight the outsourcers at the University of London Workers at the University of London (UoL) are set to walk out on 6 June as part of their fight to be taken back in house by the university. Currently they are employed by Cordiant.

UCU congress to reflect a transformed union after an historic year

UCU congress to reflect a transformed union after an historic year The University and College Union (UCU) will hold its annual congress in Manchester this week.

Pay cuts and precarious contracts fuel college strikes

24 May 2018
One picket said simply, “I’ve worked here on a zero hours contract for ten years.”

Buoyant walkout to stop cuts to jobs and courses

22 May 2018
Another huge, lively and determined picket line assembled at the main entrance of Hull College on Thursday of last week.

More colleges join fightback over pay

22 May 2018
Workers at two London colleges struck on Tuesday as part of a rolling programme of walkouts over pay.

Fights to stop job cuts and to win union recognition in universities

15 May 2018
Workers at London South Bank University in south London held a protest against planned job cuts on Tuesday.

Solidarity on the picket lines as colleges strike for pay rise

11 May 2018
UCU union members at two London colleges struck on Friday as part of a series of walkouts over pay across ten colleges in England.

Tories’ £50 million grammar school scam to entrench class division

11 May 2018
The Tories have unveiled plans to hand selective grammar schools £50 million—while slashing funding for state schools. The news has infuriated teachers, parents and education campaigners.

LETTERS: We're stronger and more united after Newham academy battle

07 May 2018
We have lost, but we have won much, and we are not defeated

A step forward on pensions for university workers - but further attacks loom

01 May 2018
Bosses have withdrawn plans for a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme for workers in older universities.

Standing in the way of privatised education - the battle against academies in Newham

01 May 2018
An inspiring battle in east London has breathed new life into the fight to stop academies. Two socialist activists, Carolyn McGrath and Miriam Scharf, spoke to Socialist Worker about how the campaign was built – and how others can take up the struggle elsewhere

East London schools strikers rally together against academisation

26 April 2018
Strikers, parents and their supporters rallied in east London on Thursday as three-day strikes at two schools came to an end

Parents, children and striking teachers protest at academies show

25 April 2018
Demonstrators chanted, “Education, not privatisation,” and, “Our schools are not for sale.”

Education farce is at its best when it’s at its least serious

24 April 2018
Some important issues are glossed over in a new play. But that does not stop the gags and performances from landing home, writes?Sam Lorde

School strikes are part of a big fight over the future of education

19 April 2018
Workers at Connaught School for Girls in Waltham Forest ended a three-day strike on Thursday in a battle over pay. NEU union members are demanding the higher inner London pay rate at the outer London school.

Teachers stay out in Oklahoma after union leaders tell them to end their strikes

17 April 2018
Teachers and other education workers in Oklahoma, US, are continuing strikes and protests for better pay—despite union leaders’ attempts to sell them out.

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