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The Troublemaker—Academy heads make vast fortunes for failing children

The Troublemaker—Academy heads make vast  fortunes for failing children Head teachers and academy trust leaders in the state sector are collecting “fat cat” pay packages with some pocketing nearly half a million pounds a year.

Rising up for higher education - UCU activists on why they are striking back

Rising up for higher education - UCU activists on why they are striking back A revolt is brewing on university campuses across Britain as UCU union members—lecturers, researchers and support staff—prepare for eight days of strikes over pay and pensions later this month.

Sixth form college strikers stand up for students and against education cuts

Sixth form college strikers stand up for students and against education cuts Workers across 25 sixth form colleges across England struck together on Tuesday.

Walkouts set to hit 25 sixth form colleges

Walkouts set to hit 25 sixth form colleges Workers at 25 sixth form colleges were set to strike on 5 November—the second walkout in a battle over pay and funding.

Wave of sixth form strikes gets top marks

Wave of sixth form strikes gets top marks Action at 23 colleges is about more than anger at employers’ paltry pay offer, reports Sadie Robinson

Enthusiastic support for sixth form college strikes over funding and pay

Enthusiastic support for sixth form college strikes over funding and pay At college after college, strikers reported that new faces had joined big picket lines and that there was a buoyant mood.

Workers at Nottingham College deliver no confidence vote in boss

15 October 2019
UCU union members at Nottingham College plan to hold 14 more days of strike next month in a battle over new contracts.

‘Build on climate strikes’ say education workers

15 October 2019
Over 250 education workers, students and activists joined the Climate emergency—educating for the future conference in London last Saturday.

West London school strikes force bosses to back off

08 October 2019
Strikes in west London have pushed Brent council to reconsider a plan to close a school.

UCU calls 14 more days of strikes at Nottingham College after buoyant pickets

08 October 2019
The UCU union has called 14 more days of strikes at Nottingham College next month, where workers are engaged in a battle against punitive new contracts.

‘We have had enough,’ say sixth form workers preparing to strike

01 October 2019
Workers at 23 sixth form colleges are set to strike on Thursday 17 October in a battle over funding and pay.

Tory funding promises are for the rich

03 September 2019
The Tories’ pledges aren’t about helping ordinary people

Education round up: ‘Try living on my salary’, say Birmingham strikers

03 September 2019
Around 300 Birmingham university caterers, cleaners, security guards and other support staff struck on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Tory cuts fail children in local authorities’ care

13 August 2019
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

23 July 2019
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

23 July 2019
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

18 July 2019
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

17 July 2019
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

16 July 2019
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

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