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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.

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.

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.

'Stop the Sats' barbecue in Birmingham

21 July 2009
More than 200 children, parents and teachers joined clowns and jugglers at the Stop the Sats barbecue organised by the Birmingham NUT teachers’ union last Saturday at Park Hill Primary School.

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.

Academy fight continues in Tamworth

21 July 2009
The fight against academy schools in Tamworth is set to continue when teachers return from the summer break.

Votes for all-out strike at Tower Hamlets college

14 July 2009
In June management at Tower Hamlets college presented a cost saving "efficiency" document to workers and their UCU and Unison unions.

Strike against redundancies at Haggerston School

14 July 2009
NUT teachers’ union members at Haggerston school in Hackney were to strike again on Tuesday and Thursday of this week following a solid strike on Thursday of last week.

East London primary school campaign blocks £70,000 cuts

14 July 2009
A campaign against cuts at a Hackney primary school has ended in the Learning Trust promising to reverse a decision to cut £70,000 from next year’s school budget.

Solid strike at London Met

14 July 2009
Hundreds of workers in the UCU and Unison unions at London Metropolitan University took joint strike action on Tuesday this week against a vicious plan to axe up to a quarter of the workforce.

Ballot against Edmonton trust school

14 July 2009
Teachers in the NUT union at Edmonton Boys School, Enfield, north London, have voted to be balloted for strike action next term. They oppose moves by school management and the borough to turn their community school into a trust.

Norlington School strikers say trust school plan is just not cricket

07 July 2009
After months of small victories and some setbacks, sometimes a single day sees a campaign jump to a new level. A strike by NUT union members at Norlington School in Leyton, east London, on Thursday of last week was such a day.

It's politicians, not teachers, who need an MoT

07 July 2009
The government’s education white paper, published last week, shows just how out of touch ministers are from the real world of schools. Its ideas are neither new nor workable.

New strike date set at London Met

07 July 2009
Unions have put back a planned strike at London Metropolitan University.

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