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Seven teachers are still solid in Barnsley

03 February 2009
The strike action at Joseph Locke primary school in Barnsley continues. Seven NUT union members continue to support their colleague who is losing £260 a month due to reorganisation at the school.

Solid seven Barnsley teachers strike again

27 January 2009
Seven teachers in the NUT union took part in a solid three-day strike at Joseph Locke primary school in Barnsley last week.

Carlisle students turn up heat on academies

27 January 2009
An angry protest by school students in Carlisle last week has highlighted the failures of the government’s city academies programme.

Support grows for suspended NUT rep

27 January 2009
Support is growing for suspended NUT union rep and anti-academy campaigner Mac Andrassy.

Anger in Glasgow at attack on education

27 January 2009
Over 200 angry parents demonstrated outside Glasgow City Chambers on Friday of last week.

Strikes over further education pay deal

27 January 2009
The UCU lecturers’ union’s "IOU" pay implementation campaign will escalate on 5 February when 11 colleges will be taking strike action.

Action on academies in Croydon

27 January 2009
NUT union members at five schools in Croydon, south London, struck on Tuesday of this week over plans to close their schools and replace them with academies.

Socialist Teachers' solidarity with Palestine

20 January 2009
Building solidarity with the Palestinian people was a key theme of a national meeting of the Socialist Teachers Alliance (STA) held last Saturday.

UCU left candidates in upcoming election

20 January 2009
The UCU lecturers union will begin electing new national officers and members for its national executive committee at the beginning of February.

Anti-academies round-up

20 January 2009
Anti Academies Alliance AGM Over 50 people attended the annual general meeting of the Anti Academies Alliance last Saturday, representing 33 campaigns and union branches.

Barnsley teachers to strike over colleague's pay cut

20 January 2009
Teachers in the NUT union at Joseph Locke primary school in Barnsley are to strike for three days this week in solidarity with a member who faces a pay cut of £4,000.

Redundancies threatened at London Metropolitan university

20 January 2009
Workers at London Metropolitan university are fighting a serious attack on jobs after management announced it wants to lose 330 full-time equivalent jobs.

Derby celebrates win over academy plans

20 January 2009
Campaigners in Derby won an important victory last week when the council withdrew plans to transform Sinfin community school into an academy school.

Defend Oldham NUT rep Mac Andrassy

20 January 2009
NUT teachers’ union rep and leading anti-academy campaigner Mac Andrassy was suspended from his job at Counthill school in Oldham on Wednesday of last week on a charge of gross misconduct.

Lecturers vote to strike

20 January 2009
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union at 11 colleges have voted to strike on Thursday 5 February.

Keep fighting to end SATs

15 December 2008
The government’s long-awaited independent review of the primary curriculum, which was published last week, will disappoint anyone hoping to see an end to the hated SATs tests.

Newham strike against academy

15 December 2008
A strike by around 50 teachers at the Royal Docks School in Newham, east London, closed down the school on Wednesday of last week. The teachers, members of the NUT union, were striking over plans to shut the school and reopen it as an academy.

Striking out against school privatisations

09 December 2008
Teachers in the NUT union at the Royal Docks school in Newham, east London, are set to strike on Wednesday of this week against proposals to transform the school into an academy.

Lecturers’ union wins recognition at Nottingham Trent

09 December 2008
The UCU lecturers’ union at Nottingham Trent university has won a new union recognition agreement after three months of struggle.

Lifelong learning launch in north east London

02 December 2008
Community groups, students, teachers and a wide range of local people from Hackney, Tottenham and Islington in north east London came together on Thursday of last week to a local launch meeting of CALL (Campaigning Alliance for Lifelong Learning). Around 120 people packed into the meeting.

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