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Shrewsbury Colleges strikers say it’s right to resist

09 March 2021
NEU union members at the group are fighting to defend victimised union rep John Boken

Full schools reopening will fuel Covid-19 spread with tens of thousands dead, warn scientists

07 March 2021
A full return to schools and colleges in England this week will contribute to the deaths of tens of thousands more people by spreading Covid-19.

New battles coming over university workers’ pensions

06 March 2021
Some estimates suggest that members wouldn’t even get back the money they put into the scheme.

We can resist the unsafe return, say school workers

02 March 2021
Boris Johnson still wants ten million people to return to schools and colleges in England on Monday of next week. His deadly plan must be resisted.

Scottish further education lecturers vote for national strike from 16 March

27 February 2021
Management want to replace lecturers. People are told to do the same job but on vastly inferior conditions

Shrewsbury Colleges strike for victimised union rep John Boken

24 February 2021
Strikers stressed that the fight to defend John is part of a much bigger battle

Battle is on to stop unsafe schools return on 8 March

22 February 2021
Boris Johnson’s plan to fully reopen all schools in England on 8 March will put many more lives at risk.

UEL strikers fight for jobs and education

22 February 2021
 UCU union members at the University of East London staged a two-day strike this week in a fight to save jobs + Chichester College

Workers and trade unionists demand no unsafe return to schools

18 February 2021
A meeting heard calls to organise in every school to make sure people know their rights and know how to use them effectively

Hackney school strike + Somerset victory after strike move on Covid-19 safety

16 February 2021
Unite union members at two east London schools held three-day strikes last week in a row over jobs.

University workers battles as job cuts bite

15 February 2021
UCU union members at the University of East London (UEL) plan a two‑day strike from Monday.

Overseas university students starved by racist rules during coronavirus pandemic

14 February 2021
International students were encouraged to come to Britain despite the pandemic, so universities could make money from them. Now lockdowns, job cuts and a lack of support have left many struggling to survive, reports Sophie Squire

‘The Tories don’t care about our children’s safety’

12 February 2021
Ruthba goes to work every day in a sector that’s “filled with fear” and where “stress levels are through the roof”.

National further education ballot opens in Scotland

08 February 2021
EIS union further education lecturers began a statutory ballot for strike action across the whole of Scotland on Friday of last week.

University jobs battles + NEU victimisations fight + Heathrow resistance + New Sage action + Defend libraries + Manchester buses + Stobart crisp crunch coming

25 January 2021
More college and university workers are moving towards fights to stop job cuts. 

School workers are up to seven times more likely to contract Covid-19

20 January 2021
Devastating figures reveal the human cost of Tory lies about 'safe schools'

Unsafe universities + Chichester College + People Before Profit event + Rail safety + School jobs fight

18 January 2021
The UCU union has said it could strike if universities are fully reopened this academic year. It said teaching should remain online to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

Resistance in Scottish further education saves lives

12 January 2021
Scottish further education (FE) workers have revolted over safety.

LETTERS—Keir Starmer blaming the wrong people for Covid-19 spread

08 January 2021
In an appearance on TV’s Good Morning Britain last week Keir Starmer voiced his support for emergency legislation to deal with anti-vaxxer campaigns.

Workers’ action in schools forces huge Tory retreat

05 January 2021
Boris Johnson was forced on Monday evening to announce a new lockdown across England. It followed Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of a lockdown in Scotland earlier in the day.  

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