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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.

'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.

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.

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.

Where now for education campaigns?

07 July 2009
At the end of each year there is the usual trawl for redundancies in further education.

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.

Redundancies challenged at Nelson College

07 July 2009
The UCU union branch at Nelson and Colne College has unanimously passed a resolution criticising management’s announcement of one, and possibly more, compulsory redundancies.

Teachers in Hackney to strike

07 July 2009
Teachers at Haggerston School for Girls in Hackney, east London, are set to strike on Thursday of this week against job cuts.

Tower Hamlets College shows how to fight over cuts

07 July 2009
Over 100 pickets shut down Tower Hamlets College in east London last week, setting an example of how to fight the drastic cuts that are hitting education.

Manchester strike for jobs

07 July 2009
Lecturers at Manchester College struck on Wednesday of last week in protest at 13 planned job cuts.

Council review will not halt Tamworth academy campaign

07 July 2009
After a string of strikes and street protests, Staffordshire county council leaders were last week forced to meet union reps from schools in Tamworth threatened with academy status.

Teachers' strike against Trust status shuts down east London school

02 July 2009
Militant mass pickets gathered outside Norlington boys' school in Leyton, east London, this morning as teachers took part in their first day of strike action against plans to merge the school with two others to create a Trust school.

London Metropolitan University joint strike against cuts

30 June 2009
Workers in the UCU and Unison unions at London Metropolitan University are set to come together in a day of joint strike action on Friday of this week.

Strike at Manchester college

30 June 2009
Lecturers at Manchester college were set to strike on Wednesday of this week against what it calls "unnecessary and punitive" job losses.

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