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Tory school recovery plans won’t benefit children

04 June 2021
For the Department of Education it is vital that children “catch up” on the hours of education lost due to the pandemic.

Strikes win NEU rep's reinstatement + Islington Sixth Form + Moulsecoomb primary + Tendring Technology College

31 May 2021
Victimised NEU union rep Kirstie Paton has been reinstated following strikes at John Roan School in Greenwich, south London,

Liverpool university striker argues why it’s right to picket

31 May 2021
UCU union members at the University of Liverpool continued to strike this week to stop the compulsory redundancies of staff in our Health and Life Sciences faculty.

University of Liverpool strikers battle for jobs and education

25 May 2021
 The university has ranked workers to justify making some staff redundant.

Two school strikes win, NEU union members fight on at four more

24 May 2021
Nottingham Academy—After two days of strikes and the threat of more action workers have won a new offer from management.

University workers and students organise against multimillion pound arts cuts

21 May 2021
University workers and students are organising against Tory plans to slash funding for arts subjects by 50 percent.

Students hold protests at schools in solidarity with Palestine

19 May 2021
At Clapton Girls' school in east London, students sat down and chanted “Free Palestine”. They refused to return to lessons.

Keep up local battles in Scottish FE

10 May 2021
After the successful national strike in Scotland by EIS-Fela union college lecturers, battles continue at individual colleges.

Liverpool university set for 14 days of strikes + Leicester resistance

10 May 2021
Workers at the University of Liverpool are set to stage three weeks of strikes to defend jobs. The action by nearly 1,300 UCU union members will see walkouts between 24 to 28 May, 1 to 4 June and 7 to 11 June.

Strikes get Huddersfield union rep reinstated as school fights grow

10 May 2021
Suspended NEU union rep Louise Lewis returns to work following a series of strikes at North Huddersfield Trust School.

Education workers strike in Stockport and Redbridge

04 May 2021
Workers at Marple and Cheadle Sixth Form in Stockport, and Beal High School in Redbridge, struck last week

School strikes fight victimisations of union reps

29 April 2021
A series of strikes are hitting schools across England this week—many of them sparked by the victimisation of union reps.

Scottish college lecturers show strikes are way to beat fire and rehire threats

29 April 2021
Scottish college lecturers have won a major victory against the threat of nation-wide fire and rehire.

Students occupy at four universities after ‘consistent let downs’ in pandemic

28 April 2021
Students in Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham are furious over the way they have been treated by Tories and vice chancellors during the pandemic.

Education round up: ‘We are being penalised’

27 April 2021
NEU union members at Marple and Cheadle Sixth Form College in Stockport were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

A victory for strikers in Scottish colleges?

26 April 2021
The campaign of strikes by lecturers across Scotland in the EIS-Fela union took a dramatic turn last week.

Scottish FE lecturers to escalate

19 April 2021
Scottish College lecturers in the EIS-Fela union are stepping up their national dispute this week. They were set to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Shocking cuts at LSBU and Aston universities have to be resisted

17 April 2021
London South Bank University has announced the wholesale closure of a series of courses with immediate effect.  

Virtual NEU conference calls for concrete action

12 April 2021
Almost 1,000 delegates debated the key issues facing the union as schools have reopened and educators look to face the challenges of a new term

Scottish FE action + United Colleges + Liverpool university

12 April 2021
College lecturers across Scotland plan a further two‑day strike in a continuing dispute over the replacement of lecturers with instructors on lower pay and with worse conditions.

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