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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.

Scottish college lecturers powerful strike for a pay rise

21 March 2019
Thousands of college lecturers across Scotland held their fourth national strike over pay and conditions on Thursday.

Strong pickets on day two of English college strikes

21 March 2019
UCU union members at four colleges began the second day of a three-day strike on Thursday

College strikes show way forward in fight for better pay

19 March 2019
Workers at four colleges in England began a three-day strike on Wednesday in the “third wave” of a battle over pay and conditions.

College lecturers across Scotland and in England strike over pay

19 March 2019
College lecturers across Scotland and in nine colleges in England were set to strike over pay and conditions this week.

Education round up: Strike threat wins pay rise for Scottish teachers

12 March 2019
the threat of strikes by the EIS-Fela union has won Scottish teachers a pay offer that goes some way to restoring money lost under austerity.

Scottish college lecturers strike—and teachers set for strike ballot

05 March 2019
College workers across Scotland held their third one-day strike over pay on Wednesday.

Academy chain ‘loses’ 194 pupils

05 March 2019
An academy chain “lost” 194 children with special educational needs (SEN) at one of its schools in one year.

School strikes to stop academy plans

26 February 2019
 

Colleges in Hertfordshire could join pay walkouts

26 February 2019
UCU union members at Oaklands College in Hertfordshire are balloting for strikes over pay. The ballot ends on 11 March.

Striking teachers in California join growing revolt over pay and funding

26 February 2019
Around 3,300 teachers in Oakland, California, began their fourth day of strikes on Tuesday.

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