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40,000 UCU members could strike, shutting down 68 universities

40,000 UCU members could strike, shutting down 68 universities 40,000 UCU union members are being balloted for strikes over pensions. The ballot ends on Friday.

Vote for pensions strikes in the UCU union to stop attack on USS scheme

Vote for pensions strikes in the UCU union to stop attack on USS scheme A ballot of UCU union members for strikes over pensions was set to end on Friday. Workers at some 68 universities across Britain are balloting to stop an attack on their USS pension scheme.

School cleaners in Hackney are 100 percent behind pay strikes

School cleaners in Hackney are 100 percent behind pay strikes More than 40 school cleaners in six schools in Hackney, east London, have voted to strike by 100 percent on a 60 percent turnout.

Well-supported strike at The Cumberland School in Newham says no to academies

Well-supported strike at The Cumberland School in Newham says no to academies The first strike at The Cumberland School in Newham, east London, against academisation saw over 50 NEU education union members picketing on Tuesday.

Ruling in case of Tahir Alam relating to the Trojan Horse hoax to be withheld

Ruling in case of Tahir Alam relating to the Trojan Horse hoax to be withheld A tribunal ruling relating to a man embroiled in the Trojan Horse hoax in Birmingham will not be published—even though the hearing was public.

FE lecturers should vote for coordinated pay strikes

FE lecturers should vote for coordinated pay strikes UCU union members in 19 further education (FE) colleges are set to ballot for strikes over pay. The ballots will begin around 12 January.

Solid strike by east London teachers over academisation

13 December 2017
NEU union members at Royal Docks Community School in Newham, east London, struck on Wednesday. They are fighting plans to turn the school into an academy.

Strikes win jobs victory for Brighton lecturers

05 December 2017
Strikes at the University of Brighton have forced bosses to withdraw plans for compulsory redundancies.

The great ‘Trojan Horse’ hoax

24 November 2017
A new book uncovers how the Tories used the Birmingham schools Trojan Horse ‘scandal’ to push an Islamophobic agenda

Schools inspectors told to target Muslim girls

21 November 2017
Muslim girls in primary schools will be questioned by school inspectors if they wear a hijab or headscarf

Lecturers should vote for a pensions strike

21 November 2017
 

Student demonstration calls for free education and an end to cuts

15 November 2017
Hundreds of students marched through central London on Wednesday on a demonstration for free education and against university cuts.

Lecturers to ballot over pensions

14 November 2017
 

School strikers at Charlton Park Academy are sick of penny-pinching bosses

14 November 2017
 GMB and NEU union members struck at Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, south east London, last Tuesday and Thursday, to defend their sick pay.

Calls to take back Yorkshire schools

14 November 2017
There are growing demands for schools abandoned by a multi?academy trust in Yorkshire to be taken back under local authority control.

Academy school workers strike against sick pay assault

07 November 2017
Workers at Charlton Park Academy special needs school in south east London struck on Tuesday.

After Heaton-Harris - what are the real threats to academic freedom?

31 October 2017
Was the Heaton-Harris affair just a storm in a teacup? Christopher Heaton-Harris is the pro-Leave Tory whip who wrote to university vice-chancellors asking for information about “professors involved in the teaching of European affairs, with particular reference to Brexit”.

School cuts campaigners descend on parliament

24 October 2017
Parents, children, teachers and campaigners gathered in central London for a mass lobby of parliament

Children’s centres face the Tory axe in Cambridgeshire

24 October 2017
Young mothers with babies and toddlers, grandparents and trade unionists demanded entry into the council chamber in Cambridge

Strike against cuts that harm education

24 October 2017
Workers at the University of Manchester began a two-day strike on Monday.

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