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Women’s lives are forgotten in pandemic

Women’s lives are forgotten in pandemic As schools are forced to close and childcare becomes less available the pressure on women as primary caregivers to children has greatly increased.Sarah Bates looks at why this is and talks to those bearing the brunt of this crisis

Downgrades of Scottish exam results shows class bias

Downgrades of Scottish exam results shows class bias Scottish teachers' judgements about pupils' exam grades have been overruled, and there's a strong element of class inequality built into the process.

Step up universities fight after rotten deal rejected

Step up universities fight after rotten deal rejected Workers in the UCU union across the higher education sector have voted to reject the employers’ offer to end the “four fights” dispute.

Reject Centrica blackmail on jobs and pay cuts

Reject Centrica blackmail on jobs and pay cuts Centrica, The owner of British Gas, will tell thousands of workers to accept new conditions, including no extra overtime pay, or risk losing their jobs.

University workers fight a wave of new attacks

University workers fight a wave of new attacks UCU union members in ­universities and colleges across Britain are fighting a swathe of attacks on jobs and pay.

Schools: a revolt is going on against Tory reopening plans

Schools: a revolt is going on against Tory reopening plans New figures show the Tories’ drive to push big numbers of children back to school this month is failing.

Action needed on university funding

16 June 2020
The UCU union has launched a campaign demanding the government puts forward a plan to protect universities and colleges.

Chaotic and unsafe school reopening plan could burst the Tories’ bubble

16 June 2020
Secondary schools across England began opening to wider numbers of children on Monday of this week.

Victory for workers and parents as Tory school plan fails

09 June 2020
The Tories have been forced to drop plans to get all primary school children back into school before the summer term ends.

Keep up fight on schools return

02 June 2020
The Tory plan to get many more children back into schools on 1 June has failed. It’s a significant setback for them—but the battle is far from over.

Blackburn and Coventry college workers face a battle over job cuts

01 June 2020
The UCU union has denounced a plan by bosses at Blackburn College to slash jobs while giving top managers more money.

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

28 May 2020
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

26 May 2020
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

25 May 2020
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

23 May 2020
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

22 May 2020
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

20 May 2020
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.

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