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Protest against cuts at University College London

13 October 2009
Workers and students protested at University College London (UCL) on Wednesday of last week against plans for budget cuts which could mean the loss of up to 400 jobs.

NUT to ballot over Sats tests

13 October 2009
The NUT teachers’ union is to hold an indicative ballot in November over whether to boycott the hated Sats tests.

Tower Hamlets College: all-out strike beats the cuts

29 September 2009
Militant action works. That is the lesson from Tower Hamlets College in east London, where lecturers have beaten the threat of compulsory redundancies after four weeks on all-out strike.

Five colleges strike over pay

29 September 2009
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union struck at five colleges on Tuesday as part of their long-running battle over pay.

Tower Hamlets College lecturers win strike

25 September 2009
Lecturers at Tower Hamlets College, east London, have won a fantastic victory against their bosses after four weeks of all-out, indefinite strike action.

Tower Hamlets: Diary of an all-out striker

22 September 2009
War, according to Wikipedia, is "an interaction in which two or more opposing forces have a struggle of wills". It is an apt description of what is happening between workers in the public sector and the government.

Another failing academy school

15 September 2009
New Labour’s academy programme has lurched into a new crisis with news that a £30 million academy school in Sheffield will be placed in special measures following an Ofsted inspection.

Tower Hamlets College workers all out to win

15 September 2009
Striking workers who are fighting for jobs and educat­ion at Tower Hamlets College in east London are growing more determined by the day – and their fantastic action has forced management to backtrack.

Solidarity matters

15 September 2009
The militancy of the strike is inspiring workers and activists around the country and support is pouring in.

Battle continues at London Met

15 September 2009
Workers at London Metropolitan University look set to take further strike action in their fight against job cuts.

Striking for state education

15 September 2009
Teachers in five schools in Tamworth, Staffordshire, were set to strike on Wednesday of this week in protest at plans to introduce an academy and a privately-run sixth form in the town.

Massive vote for action at Barnsley college

15 September 2009
Lecturers in the UCU union at Barnsley College are set to strike on Thursday of this week after a 76 percent vote for action.

All-out strike at Tower Hamlets College can win

01 September 2009
Workers at Tower Hamlets College, east London, are taking all-out, indefinite strike action to defend jobs and education.

Out to stop job cuts at Manchester College

01 September 2009
Lecturers at Manchester College struck again on Thursday of last week in their campaign to reverse course cuts and redundancies.

Barnsley College vote to strike against attacks

01 September 2009
UCU union members at Barnsley College have voted by 76 percent in favour of strike action against redundancies and College restructuring.

All-out strike starts at Tower Hamlets college

27 August 2009
Lecturers formed mass pickets outside Tower Hamlets college in east London today, on the first day of an all-out, indefinite strike.

Manchester college strike says ‘no cuts’

25 August 2009
Lecturers at Manchester College are set to strike on Thursday of this week in an escalation of their dispute over job cuts.

Vestas plans to sponsor Isle of Wight academies

25 August 2009
Wind turbine firm Vestas – which was at the centre of a two-week occupation after closing and sacking all its 600 staff – wants to sponsor city academies.

Tower Hamlets college: Lecturers go all-out for education

25 August 2009
Lecturers at Tower Hamlets College in east London are set to begin an all-out indefinite strike from Thursday of this week to defend education and jobs.

Action wins over jobs at City College Birmingham

21 July 2009
Strikes by lecturers at City College Birmingham have forced management to promise that there will be no compulsory redundancies at the site.

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