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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.

Brighton university strike is to defend conditions and union rights

25 April 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday this week. Workers will escalate action, culminating in an all-out strike, if bosses don’t back down.

School strikes against cuts grow in London

25 April 2017
School strikes are spreading across London even before the Tory funding cuts have begun to hit schools.

Teachers coordinate strikes in London over school cuts - and protests are planned

25 April 2017
Workers at three schools in south east London began a coordinated two-day strike against cuts on Tuesday of this week.

After seven years of Tory rule—seven reasons to end it

21 April 2017
Tory governments have waged war on ordinary people since 2010, helped until 2015 by their Lib Dem allies. Of the countless reasons to kick them out, Eleanor Claxton-Mayer and Alistair Farrow explain seven of the key ones

Workers at three south east London schools strike against education cuts

20 April 2017
Workers at three south east London schools are on strike against cuts today, Thursday. As the Tories plan to impose drastic cuts on schools across England, the workers are at the forefront of the battle to defend education.

Reports round-up

18 April 2017
Includes short reports from the latest strikes in manufacturing, IT services, higher education, local government, plus news from abortion rights, housing and climate change campaigns

Teachers call march as walkouts in three London schools go ahead

18 April 2017
NUT union members at three London secondary schools were set to strike this week over job losses that workers say are linked to funding cuts.

School cuts could soon mean strikes after teachers back walkouts at NUT conference

18 April 2017
Teachers in some English schools could strike in the summer term in response to Tory funding cuts. Delegates at the NUT union’s annual conference in Cardiff unanimously voted for the plan last weekend (see below).

NUT union backs ballots for a boycott of the hated Sats tests in primary schools

18 April 2017
NUT members voted overwhelmingly for ballots aimed at boycotting the hated Sats tests next year.

Teachers unanimously call on their NUT union to strike against Tory education cuts

15 April 2017
Teachers have unanimously called on their NUT union to call a one-day strike against education funding cuts next term. 

National strikes need to be a part of the fight against the Tory attacks on education

11 April 2017
The education funding cuts are a national attack and require a national response.

Fightback against school cuts is well under way

04 April 2017
The fight to stop cuts in schools is escalating. Three groups of teachers struck in London last week against funding cuts. More NUT union members in other schools are balloting for strikes against cuts. And parents are organising against the Tories’ so called fair funding formula

Lecturers defend their UCU union with a strike at Brighton university

04 April 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton walked out from 1pm last Friday.

GALLERY - Forest Hill school strike battles cuts that threaten children's education

04 April 2017
Strikers at Forest Hill School in south east London are battling a £1.3 million cuts package and a PFI scheme that drains off £1 million a year from education

Strikers say ‘come and see the difference we make’ before you cut schools team in half

04 April 2017
Teachers and school support staff at three London schools are on strike today, Thursday, against cuts.

Striking teachers battling cuts tell Lewisham councillors to ‘start listening’

04 April 2017
Strikers at Forest Hill School in south east London are causing ructions in the local Labour Party in a deepening row over a £1.3 million cuts package that Labour-run Lewisham council wants to push through.

Hackney teachers prepare for strikes to stop school cuts

28 March 2017
Two strikes were set to take place in schools in Hackney, east London, on Thursday.

Backlash builds against Tories' cuts to school budgets

28 March 2017
Over 100 people joined an angry meeting in Lancaster on Monday, opposing Tory cuts to school funding. The Tories’ so-called fair funding formula will see England’s schools losing

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