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

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

Teachers stay out in Oklahoma after  union leaders tell them to end their strikes Teachers and other education workers in Oklahoma, US, are continuing strikes and protests for better pay—despite union leaders’ attempts to sell them out.

Anger that gripped universities is still there after UCU union vote on pensions deal

Anger that gripped universities is still there after UCU union vote on pensions deal The fight is still on to beat bosses’ plans to gut workers’ pension schemes, says?Sadie Robinson

Strikers on the front foot in anti-academies battle in east London

Strikers on the front foot in anti-academies battle in east London There was an exuberant mood on the picket line at Avenue primary school in Newham on Tuesday.

Anger at UCU leadership - but action has created a union that can fight off attacks

Anger at UCU leadership - but action has created a union that can fight off attacks UCU members at several universities were set to start a five-day strike on Monday 16 April if the latest offer on pensions is rejected.-

Teachers’ pay rebellion spreads across Oklahoma with second week of strikes

Teachers’ pay rebellion spreads across Oklahoma with second week of strikes Teachers in the US state of Oklahoma began their second week of walkouts on Monday. They are striking for more pay and better education funding.

Vote No in the UCU university pensions ballot

05 April 2018
After 14 days of strikes, many UCU union members are organising to reject the latest offer

Teachers must push pay fight after NUT conference

03 April 2018
Teachers could be heading for a national strike ballot over pay. Delegates at the NUT union conference in Brighton last weekend passed a motion calling on the union to launch a “vigorous campaign” over pay.

Teachers at union conference support Palestine, oppose Islamophobia and defend Jeremy Corbyn

01 April 2018
Anti-racism was a big theme of NUT teachers’ union conference this week

College strikes reject rotten pay offer - and fight for education

29 March 2018
Workers across six further education colleges came to the end of a three-day strike on Thursday. The walkout hit five London colleges and Sandwell College in the Midlands.

UCU moves to a ballot on new offer. Vote No and build strikes

28 March 2018
The campaign to reject has already begun. #RejectUUKdeal

Acton high school out for two days

27 March 2018
NEU union members at Acton High school in west London began a two-day strike on Tuesday. Workers are in dispute over three issues – bullying, management’s response to behaviour issues and a planned takeover by Ark.

Welcome to strike country - inside the spreading US teachers' strikes

27 March 2018
An inspirational fight by West Virginia teachers has inspired teachers and other public sector workers

College workers reject bosses’ money lies and strike to demand higher pay

27 March 2018
Workers across six further education colleges began a three-day strike on Tuesday in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions

Letters - How fans in Scotland threw football act into the dustbin

27 March 2018
 

NUT conference - union must fight now to stop Tory attacks on education

27 March 2018
The final annual conference of the National Union of Teachers takes place in Brighton over Easter weekend.

New pay strikes to hit a dozen colleges

20 March 2018
Workers at 12 colleges are set to strike next Tuesday in a row over pay.

The Newham struggle against academisation is winning

20 March 2018
School workers in east London have the council on the run

University strikers say - keep fighting and demand no changes to our pension scheme

20 March 2018
Workers are fighting to push forward the battle to defend pensions as the first wave of university strikes comes to an end this week.

The universities struggle is changing workers

20 March 2018
The strike has infused new life into semi-moribund UCU branches

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