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‘School cuts are an election issue’ as parents, pupils and teachers protest

30 May 2017
Parents, children, teachers and others joined a nationwide day of action yesterday, Friday, against cuts to school funding.

It’s right to fight the Tories as ‘Big School Assembly’ against cuts draws huge crowd

30 May 2017
More than 1,000 people gathered in Mile End Park in east London this evening, Wednesday, in a fantastic show of opposition to school funding cuts.

Conference to vote on action

23 May 2017
The general election will influence debates at the UCU union’s annual congress in Brighton this weekend.

Tory wreckers manifesto is only for the rich

23 May 2017
Theresa May tried to pitch her manifesto as progressive with false promises on the NHS and schools. Nick Clark unpicks the attacks that they’re planning

Scottish lecturers get their bosses telt

23 May 2017
 College lecturers in Scotland held a victory rally on Saturday after their bosses "crumbled" on Friday in the face of an escalating national dispute.

Big schools protests pledge resistance to Tory education funding cuts

23 May 2017
Anger at Theresa May's plan to slash billions from schools' budgets burst onto the streets

As college lecturers stage fifth national walkout SNP minister sides with bosses

16 May 2017
Scottish National Party (SNP) education minister John Swinney came down on the side of college bosses in the Scottish parliament today, Tuesday, as lecturers held their fifth national walkout.

SNP-linked lobbyists batting for Scotland's college bosses to beat strike

16 May 2017
A secretive and influential firm of lobbyists with close links to the Scottish National Party (SNP) is working on behalf of bosses’ group Colleges Scotland.

EIS Fela national college strike goes from strength to strength

16 May 2017
A major industrial battle is raging in Scotland that the mainstream press has largely ignored for two weeks. Today, Thursday, thousands of college lecturers held their fourth national walkout in a fortnight.

Forest Hill strikers battle on as Plumstead Manor strike wins

16 May 2017
Strikers formed a noisy picket line at Forest Hill School in south east London. It was the eighth walkout in a struggle to stop cuts.

Universities threaten massive job cuts

16 May 2017
Thousands of jobs are under threat at universities across Britain—and there are signs of resistance.

Solid walkout in Scotland as EIS Fela members step up their fight

09 May 2017
College lecturers in Scotland walked out again today, Tuesday, for their third national strike in a fortnight. It was another demonstration that workers are prepared to take the bosses on.

Brighton - why escalating action works

09 May 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton have fought off an attempt by their management to effectively derecognise their union.

Lecturers win after unofficial action

09 May 2017
A group of teaching staff at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) have scored a significant victory after taking unofficial action.

Activists say, we’re going to teach the Tories a lesson over school funding cuts

09 May 2017
The Tories are in crisis over their planned education cuts. The first copy of the Evening Standard newspaper edited by former chancellor George Osborne last week ran a front page on the crisis.

Scottish college strikers turn up the heat on the SNP over pay and cuts

09 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) will be feeling the heat today, Wednesday, from a strike of over 4,600 EIS Fela union college lecturers. The workers' second walkout in seven days across 20 further education (FE) colleges across Scotland comes the day before every council is up for re-election.

Forest Hill School teachers strike for seventh time to stop school cuts

09 May 2017
Teachers at Forest Hill School struck for the seventh time today, Wednesday, in a battle to stop savage cuts.

Hundreds protest against Israeli ambassador Mark Regev at Soas

02 May 2017
Hundreds of students and their supporters protested outside the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) yesterday evening, Thursday, as Israeli ambassador Mark Regev spoke inside.

Strong college strike in Scotland as EIS Fela members tell bosses, “Honour the deal!”

02 May 2017
Over 4,600 lecturers across 20 further education colleges in Scotland struck today, Thursday. They have a simple message to their employers—“honour the deal” agreed 13 months ago.

Children at Birmingham school to spend less time learning due to Tory funding cuts

02 May 2017
A Birmingham school plans to slash two and a half hours’ teaching time from children each week because of Tory cuts.

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