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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.

University workers could take to picket lines again to defend USS pensions

11 June 2019
The UCU union could ballot workers across 69 universities for strikes later this year if attacks on the USS pension scheme continue.

Teachers build support for boycott of hated Sats tests

11 June 2019
NEU union members across England are campaigning to win a big vote in favour of boycotting the hated Sats tests in primary schools.

Birmingham Labour MP boosts attack on LGBT+ education

09 June 2019
Roger Godsiff has given a helping hand to campaigners who met with Katie Hopkins

Protest backs sacked lecturer Dave Muritu

08 June 2019
Dave Muritu was sacked after writing the word “racist” on a Prevent strategy poster.

College strikes for pay and education

06 June 2019
Strikers at New City College in east London are standing up for their students as well as their own rights

A ban to beat bigotry in Birmingham?

04 June 2019
The threat to LGBT+ education is growing as bigots pledged to press ahead with protests outside a school in Birmingham.

Strike threat forces retreat

28 May 2019
Bosses at the University of Winchester have ruled out compulsory redundancies following a threat to strike.

Jo Grady win represents a shift towards the left

28 May 2019
Jo Grady has been elected as UCU general secretary—easily beating establishment candidate Matt Waddup.

UCU conference votes for more action to push the pensions fight forward

26 May 2019
The battle to defend university pensions is back on following a resounding demand for action at the UCU union’s annual congress.

Winning nationally and locally on pay and conditions in FE

24 May 2019
The defence of Further and Adult education is urgent. With over one million adult education places gone in the past five years, FE is fighting for its life.

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