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Launch Campaigning Alliance for Lifelong Learning

07 October 2008
Up to 200 people attended a meeting to launch the Campaigning Alliance for Lifelong Learning (Call) on Tuesday of last week.

UCU ballot continues

07 October 2008
Further education lecturers in the UCU union are currently balloting over whether to accept a below-inflation pay offer.

Nottingham Trent University union derecognition battle

07 October 2008
Up to 300 people attended a lobby called by Nottingham Trent University UCU union branch on Monday of this week. They were demanding that management’s threat to derecognise the lecturers’ union is lifted.

Anti-academies round-up

07 October 2008
Parkwood School Anti Academies Alliance campaigners from around the country were out canvassing parents in Sheffield last Saturday, arguing for a no vote in a council ballot over whether Parkwood School should become an academy.

Sinfin community school strike in Derby

30 September 2008
Members of the NASUWT teaching union at Sinfin community school in Derby took strike action on Thursday of last week over plans to transform the school into an academy.

Teachers out to win pay ballot

30 September 2008
Around 250,000 teachers across England and Wales will be balloted from Monday of next week on whether to take national, discontinuous strike action over pay.

Colleges round-up

30 September 2008
FE pay Further education lecturers in the UCU union are being balloted from Monday of this week over their latest pay offer.

Why are City spivs running our schools?

30 September 2008
With the global financial system currently in meltdown, surely it is time to stop handing our schools over to the people who are largely responsible for this disaster.

Sheffield academy ballot

30 September 2008
Sheffield council is running a ballot of parents over plans to transform Parkwood school into an academy.

Derby teachers strike against academy

23 September 2008
Teachers in the NASUWT union at Sinfin Community School in Derby are to strike for three days over plans to turn the school into an academy.

Lecturers hold pay conference in Birmingham

16 September 2008
The UCU lecturers’ union is holding a special sector pay conference for further education lecturers this Saturday in Birmingham.

FE lecturers should build on joint action

09 September 2008
Further education lecturers in the UCU union have shown that striking works. We were initially offered a 2.5 percent pay deal. But after our members took strike action, management upped this to 3.2 percent from October this year.

Lecturers’ round-up

09 September 2008
Barnsley college Over 120 members of the UCU union at Barnsley college joined a lunchtime protest on Wednesday of last week to demand the immediate reinstatement of Bob Willerton, a UCU rep who was sacked the day before.

Teachers will ballot for national strike action

09 September 2008
The executive of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) agreed unanimously last week to ballot members for discontinuous strike action against a below inflation 2.45 percent pay deal.

Crucial vote on Sheffield academy

09 September 2008
Parents and teachers in Sheffield demanding high quality state education are preparing for a massive no campaign in a ground-breaking ballot on whether a local school is turned into an academy.

Academy programme: attacking the poor in name of justice

02 September 2008
At the end of the last school year, schools secretary Ed Balls threatened nearly one in five secondary schools in Britain – 638 in total – with closure.

Colleges return to ballot

02 September 2008
Lecturers in the UCU union are returning to colleges and universities this week with a flurry of ballots for action over pay and conditions.

Anti academies protesters occupy Ark

05 August 2008
Anti-academies protesters occupied the London headquarters of Actual Return for Kids (Ark) on Thursday of last week, to protest against a proposed academy in Wembley, west London.

Croydon teachers may ballot over academies

29 July 2008
The NUT union in Croydon, south London, may ballot for industrial action over plans to reorganise secondary education and introduce academies.

Litany of failures at private firm sparks Sats chaos

22 July 2008
Almost a third of 14 years olds taking their Sats tests in English at school will have their results delayed this year thanks to bungling by the private company ETS Europe, which was hired to process their exam papers.

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