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University workers could take to picket lines again to defend USS pensions

11 June 2019
The UCU union could ballot workers across 69 universities for strikes later this year if attacks on the USS pension scheme continue.

Teachers build support for boycott of hated Sats tests

11 June 2019
NEU union members across England are campaigning to win a big vote in favour of boycotting the hated Sats tests in primary schools.

Birmingham Labour MP boosts attack on LGBT+ education

09 June 2019
Roger Godsiff has given a helping hand to campaigners who met with Katie Hopkins

Protest backs sacked lecturer Dave Muritu

08 June 2019
Dave Muritu was sacked after writing the word “racist” on a Prevent strategy poster.

College strikes for pay and education

06 June 2019
Strikers at New City College in east London are standing up for their students as well as their own rights

A ban to beat bigotry in Birmingham?

04 June 2019
The threat to LGBT+ education is growing as bigots pledged to press ahead with protests outside a school in Birmingham.

Strike threat forces retreat

28 May 2019
Bosses at the University of Winchester have ruled out compulsory redundancies following a threat to strike.

Jo Grady win represents a shift towards the left

28 May 2019
Jo Grady has been elected as UCU general secretary—easily beating establishment candidate Matt Waddup.

UCU conference votes for more action to push the pensions fight forward

26 May 2019
The battle to defend university pensions is back on following a resounding demand for action at the UCU union’s annual congress.

Winning nationally and locally on pay and conditions in FE

24 May 2019
The defence of Further and Adult education is urgent. With over one million adult education places gone in the past five years, FE is fighting for its life.

John Roan battle rages on

14 May 2019
The NEU union members are fighting a plan to turn the school into an academy.

The Sats don’t work - they just make things worse

30 April 2019
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will scrap the hated Sats school tests. Sadie Robinson spoke to people about why they should go now

Polish school workers’ leaders retreat

30 April 2019
A historic strike of teachers and other school and nursery workers has been unnecessarily ended by the leaders of the Polish Teachers’ Union (ZNP), the biggest union involved.

London college strikers say, ‘You have to stand up and fight’

30 April 2019
Workers at two London colleges are holding three-day strikes this week in a battle over pay and conditions.

Tests for four year olds ‘shouldn’t be allowed,’ say protesters

25 April 2019
Children, parents, school workers and others marched on Downing Street to demand an end to “baseline tests”

NEU delegates back fight

23 April 2019
Delegates backed motions to ballot for a boycott of the hated Sats tests and for more action on pay

Schools out in Poland as 600,000 join strikes

21 April 2019
Poland has been struck by the biggest all-out walkout in over 25 years, reports Andy Zebrowski

Biggest strike for decades rocks Poland’s government

12 April 2019
Unions estimate that over 600,000 workers are taking part in an indefinite education strike - not just teachers, butcooks, cleaners, caretakers and office staff as well.

Education round-up: Cambridge march to defy school cutbacks

02 April 2019
Some 700 parents, children, teachers and governors turned out in Cambridge after school on Monday to protest about school funding cuts.

Reinstate victimised UCU rep Lee Humber

02 April 2019
UCU union members and other activists are fighting to defend victimised UCU rep Lee Humber. Bosses at Ruskin College suspended Lee, who is membership secretary of the UCU there, on Monday.

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