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Mental health affecting pupils’ exam results

Mental health affecting pupils’ exam results 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

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

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

Rally to build fights over jobs and wages in universities and colleges Members of the UCU union are organising to unite the struggle for better pay and conditions across all of further and higher education

Danger as Tories plan to end school Covid-19 safety rules

Danger as Tories plan to end school Covid-19 safety rules Failed education secretary Gavin Williamson wants to end the system of pupil ‘bubbles’ even as coronavirus cases soar. Sophie Squire talked to school workers who now fear the worst

Oaks Park teachers take battle to Labour council

Oaks Park teachers take battle to Labour council Strikers at Oaks Park High School in Redbridge, east London, protested against their Labour-run council for backing their bosses in a fight against victimisation

Forth Valley College workers hail ‘total capitulation by management’ after strikes

24 June 2021
Workers at Forth Valley College (FVC) in Falkirk, Alloa and Stirling are celebrating a victory for strikes and campaigning.

Anti-racism isn’t to blame for Tory education failures

22 June 2021
The Tories have discovered the terrible injustices faced by working class children. And they are very angry about them. Or at least they are pretending to be, to fuel a different agenda.

Colleges ballot for strikes over pay + New assault at Liverpool university + Pimlico and Redbridge school battles

21 June 2021
The pay gap between ­college and school teachers currently stands at £9,000 a year

Important victory at at Islington Sixth Form College can inspire more fights

14 June 2021
...plus action at Pimlico Academy, Oaks Park High School in Redbridge and Shrewsbury College

Leicester university workers launch three-day strike over job cuts

09 June 2021
Workers at the University of Leicester began a three-day strike on Wednesday over job cuts.

Tory school recovery plans won’t benefit children

04 June 2021
For the Department of Education it is vital that children “catch up” on the hours of education lost due to the pandemic.

Strikes win NEU rep's reinstatement + Islington Sixth Form + Moulsecoomb primary + Tendring Technology College

31 May 2021
Victimised NEU union rep Kirstie Paton has been reinstated following strikes at John Roan School in Greenwich, south London,

Liverpool university striker argues why it’s right to picket

31 May 2021
UCU union members at the University of Liverpool continued to strike this week to stop the compulsory redundancies of staff in our Health and Life Sciences faculty.

University of Liverpool strikers battle for jobs and education

25 May 2021
 The university has ranked workers to justify making some staff redundant.

Two school strikes win, NEU union members fight on at four more

24 May 2021
Nottingham Academy—After two days of strikes and the threat of more action workers have won a new offer from management.

University workers and students organise against multimillion pound arts cuts

21 May 2021
University workers and students are organising against Tory plans to slash funding for arts subjects by 50 percent.

Students hold protests at schools in solidarity with Palestine

19 May 2021
At Clapton Girls' school in east London, students sat down and chanted “Free Palestine”. They refused to return to lessons.

Keep up local battles in Scottish FE

10 May 2021
After the successful national strike in Scotland by EIS-Fela union college lecturers, battles continue at individual colleges.

Liverpool university set for 14 days of strikes + Leicester resistance

10 May 2021
Workers at the University of Liverpool are set to stage three weeks of strikes to defend jobs. The action by nearly 1,300 UCU union members will see walkouts between 24 to 28 May, 1 to 4 June and 7 to 11 June.

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