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London Met lecturers take the fight to the bosses

05 May 2009
Lecturers at London Metropolitan university were to strike on Thursday of this week in protest at planned job cuts.

Victory over cuts at Doncaster

05 May 2009
A concerted campaign by UCU and Unison union members has averted the threat of major job losses at Doncaster college.

Sally Hunt: Now the battle for jobs reaches the chalk face

05 May 2009
Members of the University and College Union (UCU) in higher education have received ballot papers asking them to vote for strike action and action short of a strike.

Fight goes on as Glasgow education attacks mount

28 April 2009
Glasgow City Council voted to close 22 schools and nurseries across the city on Thursday of last week.

Newham cleaners win

28 April 2009
United action by teachers and cleaners at Lister school in Newham, east London, has won the reinstatement of Lorraine Mngadi, an activist in the Unison union.

Lecturers to ballot against education cuts

28 April 2009
Lecturers in the UCU union in universities across Britain will begin balloting for industrial action over job cuts this week. The ballot follows a refusal by the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) to reach a national agreement with the unions to avoid redundancies in higher education.

NUT conference: ‘Build a summer of struggle in schools’

21 April 2009
Most teachers returned to work this week and did so facing a series of important

London Met workers ballot over action

21 April 2009
Lecturers at London Metropolitan University returned to work this week to face a critical ballot for action over job cuts.

Resistance to cuts at Salford University

14 April 2009
Lecturers and students at Salford University are fighting plans by management to push through 150 job cuts.

Teachers’ conference shows mood to fight

14 April 2009
The NUT teachers’ union held its annual conference in Cardiff last weekend amid growing economic crisis and increasing threats to public sector spending.

Teachers’ union conference votes to boycott Sats tests

12 April 2009
Delegates at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) conference in Cardiff have voted unanimously for a boycott of the hated Sats tests next year – if the government refuses to abolish them.

Photos of Glasgow school occupations at Wyndford and St Gregory’s

08 April 2009

Glasgow schools occupy in battle against closures

07 April 2009
Parents in Glasgow stepped up their fight against school closures by occupying two primary schools on Friday of last week.

NUT conference meets this weekend

07 April 2009
Delegates to the NUT union’s annual conference this weekend will meet at a time of crisis that is impacting on their jobs, pay and pensions.

Fighting job losses at London Met

07 April 2009
The UCU and Unison unions at London Metropolitan University are set to ballot for industrial action against planned job cuts.

Northampton postpones academy plans

07 April 2009
Anti-academy campaigners won a victory this week when Northampton council postponed plans to transform the Unity College secondary school into an academy.

Education round-up

31 March 2009
Head goes after strike threat An attempt to take schools out of community control has run into problems in Waltham Forest in east London.

Teachers’ strike over dress code called off

24 March 2009
A planned strike in defence of a sacked teacher, due to take place on Thursday of last week, was called off.

Seize the time at London Met after head quits

24 March 2009
Workers and students at London Metropolitan University were cheered by the news of vice-chancellor Brian Roper’s resignation last week. But they were also clear that the fight to save jobs at the university is far from over.

Royal Docks teachers strike against academy

24 March 2009
NUT and NASUWT teachers’ union members took joint strike action at the Royal Docks school in Newham, east London, on Thursday of last week.

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