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Funding formula fails test as schools still face cuts

Funding formula fails test as schools still face cuts Also: strike called at Badock’s Wood Primary School in Bristol

Durham councillors make insulting “final offer” to teaching assistants

Durham councillors make insulting “final offer” to teaching assistants Teaching assistants (TAs) in County Durham are furious at their Labour-run council’s latest attempt to settle a dispute over pay.

UCU misses an opportunity to encourage pay resistance

UCU misses an opportunity to encourage pay resistance Workers in the UCU union in higher education have voted to accept a below-inflation pay offer. Bosses had offered just 1.7 percent.

Schools face real terms cuts as Greening announces no new money

Schools face real terms cuts as Greening announces no new money Tory education secretary Justine Greening confirmed this week that schools across England face real terms funding cuts.

Parents take to the streets of London against school funding cuts

Parents take to the streets of London against school funding cuts Hundreds of parents, children, teachers and others marched in London against school cuts today, Sunday.

School strikes in Ealing show the way to beat back academies

School strikes in Ealing show the way to beat back academies Strikes at a primary school in Ealing, west London, have scored a significant victory in a battle against academies.

Parents plan a London carnival in reaction to Tory school funding cuts

11 July 2017
Parents, school workers, children and others will gather in central London this Sunday for a carnival against the cuts.

'Over 40 joined our picket to fight for education', Stoke Newington teachers report

28 June 2017
Teachers in the NUT union at Stoke Newington School in Hackney, east London, struck over funding cuts today, Wednesday.

Lecturers walk out against attacks in higher education

27 June 2017
Lecturers and other university workers in the UCU union at Leeds University struck last Thursday.

Strikes spread in London schools - and teachers' action can stop Tory funding cuts

27 June 2017
Teachers at a number of London schools struck this week against cuts and the threats to education.

Teachers begin strikes at two schools in Ealing to say no to academies

20 June 2017
Teachers at two west London schools were out on strike on Tuesday of this week. NUT union members at Drayton Green primary school began a two-day strike on Tuesday. Those at Dormers Wells High School began a three-day strike.

Union leader tells Forest Hill School strikers - ‘Keep up the fight for education’

20 June 2017
NUT union general secretary Kevin Courtney has congratulated pickets at Forest Hill School for striking over cuts – and urged them to keep fighting.

Upbeat walkout against job cuts at Manchester Metropolitan University

20 June 2017
Groups of pickets were out in force across Manchester Metropolitan University to begin a two-day strike on Tuesday.

As parents plan London protest over school funding cuts - pile pressure on the Tories

13 June 2017
Parents, teachers, children and others are preparing to protest against school funding cuts in London. The demonstration is expected to be on Sunday 16 July.

Anger grows in EIS union as Scottish college bosses drag their feet over pay deal

13 June 2017
Scottish college bosses are still dragging their feet in a long-running dispute over equal pay.

Anger from unions at new SNP plan to privatise teacher training

06 June 2017
The EIS education union has reacted angrily to the Scottish government’s plan to involve private firms in teacher training.

UCU union congress calls for national strategy to defeat attacks on education

30 May 2017
Delegates gathered for the UCU union’s annual congress in Brighton last weekend. Members in the higher education sector conference defeated the union leadership by backing a motion calling for a “national industrial strategy”.

‘School cuts are an election issue’ as parents, pupils and teachers protest

30 May 2017
Parents, children, teachers and others joined a nationwide day of action yesterday, Friday, against cuts to school funding.

It’s right to fight the Tories as ‘Big School Assembly’ against cuts draws huge crowd

30 May 2017
More than 1,000 people gathered in Mile End Park in east London this evening, Wednesday, in a fantastic show of opposition to school funding cuts.

Conference to vote on action

23 May 2017
The general election will influence debates at the UCU union’s annual congress in Brighton this weekend.

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