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Tory cuts fail children in local authorities’ care

Tory cuts fail children in local authorities’ care Around 50,000 children rely on care from councils whose services are inadequate, according to a study published last week.

More strikes are on the table at Birmingham university

More strikes are on the table at Birmingham university Workers at Birmingham university ended a buoyant two-day strike on Wednesday of last week. The Unison union members are fighting for all staff to get the Living Wage.

‘We’re proud of our anti-academy fight,’ say John Roan school strikers

‘We’re proud of our anti-academy fight,’ say John Roan school strikers The NEU union’s picket line at The John Roan School last week was still lively on the last of 20 days of strikes since May 2018.

‘Private companies only care about money’—parents and children devastated by closure of special needs school

‘Private companies only care about money’—parents and children devastated by closure of special needs school The closure of a special school in Merseyside has plunged vulnerable children into despair—and put their health at risk

Trade union leaders demand Ruskin College backs down from redundancy threats

Trade union leaders demand Ruskin College backs down from redundancy threats Ten trade union leaders have written to Ruskin College asking it to drop all disciplinary proceedings against workers and withdraw redundancy threats.

Defend LGBT+ Education

Defend LGBT+ Education LGBT+ education is under attack. That was the message from a BBC Panorama programme this week.

Strong strike at Birmingham university sees bigger picket lines and union recruits

16 July 2019
Unison union members at Birmingham university struck on Tuesday

Schools round-up: Frustration after Sats result

16 July 2019
The NEU union plans to consult some of its members on whether to ballot for local boycotts of Sats tests

Strike wave sweeps Chile

09 July 2019
A mass strike wave in Chile has thrust the country’s ruling class into a political crisis.

Hundreds join protest to save Stourbridge College

02 July 2019
Around 400 people joined a protest last Saturday to defend Stourbridge College in the West Midlands, which faces closure.

Workers walk out to stop Yorkshire school closure

02 July 2019
Workers at The Grove Academy in Harrogate, north Yorkshire, walked out on Thursday of last week. It was the fourth strike in a fight to stop cuts that unions say will force the school to close.

School workers in Scotland reject blather from bosses

02 July 2019
Teachers at two schools in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, have struck over health concerns.

Strikes in Essex block academy plan at Waltham Holy Cross school

02 July 2019
Strikers at Waltham Holy Cross school in Waltham Abbey, Essex, won a victory last week.

Fury at firm’s cruel plan to shut special needs school

28 June 2019
Outsourcer Elysium’s scheme to close Crossley Manor school in Merseyside shows the danger of running education for profit

Protesters rally in support of sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu

25 June 2019
Protesters marched through West Bromwich, in the West Midlands, last Saturday to demand the reinstatement of UCU rep Dave Muritu.

School workers at Waltham Holy Cross win support for anti-academy strikes

25 June 2019
NEU union members at Waltham Holy Cross Primary School in Waltham Abbey, Essex, began a three-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

Joan Roan School strikers battle on against academy plan

25 June 2019
NEU union members have held their 15th day of strikes against plans to turn the school into an academy

The battle is on at Bradford College

18 June 2019
Workers at Bradford College were ending a ballot for strikes as Socialist Worker went to press.

More action at The John Roan School to say no to academisation

18 June 2019
Greenwich council last week unanimously decided to hand over The John Roan School to a United Learning Trust (ULT) Multi-Academy Trust.

Ballot to begin to defend UCU union rep Dave Muritu from victimisation

17 June 2019
Workers at Sandwell College will begin a strike ballot this week in the campaign to defend sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu.

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