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Defy Johnson’s reckless wider school reopening that will mean more deaths

Defy Johnson’s reckless wider school reopening that will mean more deaths The NEU union’s joint general secretary Mary Bousted said the strategy meant “risks” to health and was a “disaster”. She added that government guidance on social distancing is “impossible” in schools.

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts Workers at Roehampton university are fighting plans to attack jobs and pay. The university has announced a voluntary severance scheme and 15 percent of academic posts are at risk.

Parents and teachers could wreck Johnson’s school plan

Parents and teachers could wreck Johnson’s school plan Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the Tories would push ahead with plans to get more children in schools from Monday of next week

Angry cavalcades reject Tory return to work

Angry cavalcades reject Tory return to work The feeling of solidarity with NHS workers, and revulsion at an unsafe return to work and schools, was shown by cavalcades and other events across Britain on Thursday

Huge meetings of parents boost fight against unsafe schools opening

Huge meetings of parents boost fight against unsafe schools opening Over 580 people joined a meeting in Redbridge, 185 in Coventry and 140 in Hackney

Workers, parents and students unite to fight dangerous schools reopening

Workers, parents and students unite to fight dangerous schools reopening The Tories’ plan to start reopening schools from 1 June looks “increasingly unlikely” to take place. That’s according to a furious article in the Daily Mail newspaper.

Workers fight Tory push for unsafe schools return

19 May 2020
The battle is on to stop the Tories forcing an unsafe reopening of schools from 1 June.

A dangerous plan to reopen schools in France fails as many stay shut

11 May 2020
The French government tried to reopen schools on Monday in the teeth of opposition from parents, students, teachers and scientists.

Fury at Johnson’s plan to reopen schools means potential for real resistance

11 May 2020
Parents and school workers have reacted with fear and fury to Boris Johnson’s announcement that schools could start to reopen from next month.

Starvation and racism – life for Britain’s international students under lockdown

08 May 2020
Some international students are “starving” during the coronavirus lockdown, a charity has warned. And new research published this week shows that Asian students have also suffered an increase in racism.

Tory government has lied over free school meals for poor children

05 May 2020
Many parents across England have been unable to access vouchers or meals to support children while schools are closed due to the crisis.

Don’t open schools too early, teachers warn

04 May 2020
Tory plans to get parents back to work are unsafe—and totally dishonest

Reopening schools won’t help poor children

26 April 2020
Governments claim they are reopening schools out of concern for children’s welfare and safety. But Sadie Robinson reveals the real reasons

Higher education needs change after coronavirus crisis

14 April 2020
An open letter, backed by the UCU Left group, demands emergency measures

Poor quality food sent to children on free meals

30 March 2020
Children on free school meals are being sent food packages that will leave them hungry

Keep up the ‘four fights’ after success of university strikes

17 March 2020
The UCU union has delayed a planned reballot of workers for strikes due to the coronavirus crisis.

It’s a hard slog but we want to keep fighting, say university strikers

12 March 2020
Tens of thousands of university workers are nearing the end of a wave of inspiring walkouts that have challenged the status quo in universities.

No retreat as university strikers keep up the fight on all fronts

06 March 2020
UCU union strikers report new faces on picket lines and strong support from students. But some union leaders are prepared to settle for well short of what workers deserve.

University bosses admit damage caused by casual contracts

04 March 2020
A key demand of university strikers is wholly correct admit employers

Keep fighting as university strikes have bosses under pressure

02 March 2020
Tens of thousands of university workers entered their third week of a wave of strikes on Monday. They need solidarity and an outgoing strike.

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