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Little Ilford school strikers speak out - ‘You’d think we wanted chandeliers!’

25 November 2020
Some 51 workers at Little Ilford School struck for their fifth day on Wednesday. It is the second day of a three-day strike over unacceptable working conditions and the expansion of the east London school.

Thousands of school and college students face anxiety over exams

22 November 2020
Over 700,000 students across England are due to take exams next summer. They have suffered months of disruption because of the pandemic.  

Majority of teachers have worked in a school with homeless children

19 November 2020
Over half of teachers in Britain have worked at a school with children who were or became homeless in the past three years, according to a new study.

Little Ilford strikers fight to defend their east London school

18 November 2020
Workers at Little Ilford school in east London began a two-day strike on Wednesday against plans that would damage the quality of education.

Forth Valley college lecturers start action as wider clash looms

16 November 2020
Forth Valley College lecturers in the EIS-Further Education Lecturers’ Association (FELA) union began a campaign of industrial action last week.

Manchester students continue occupation against university's pandemic treatment

15 November 2020
Students at the University of Manchester have continued their occupation of Owen Park tower in protest of their university's dangerous policies during the pandemic.

Manchester university students occupy over contemptuous coronavirus treatment

12 November 2020
A group of students at the University of Manchester went into occupation on Thursday. They are protesting at their university's treatment of students and staff during the pandemic.

‘Our empowering strike has brought people together,’ says East London school striker

12 November 2020
A brilliant turnout of lively, dancing, singing people saw over 50 strikers and supporters gather at Little Ilford School in Manor Park on Thursday morning.

French teachers strike for better virus safety measures

11 November 2020
French teachers struck and demonstrated in large numbers on Tuesday demanding coronavirus safety. But they also raised many other educational demands.

Schools are major spreaders of coronavirus—but Tories keep them open

09 November 2020
The Tories are risking lives by keeping schools and colleges open—and are undermining the latest coronavirus lockdown.

Compulsory job cuts beaten at Heriot-Watt after workers threaten strike

09 November 2020
Planned strikes at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have been called off after bosses backed down.

Students and teachers in France continue protests and strikes to demand safety

07 November 2020
A French education union has called a national strike for next Tuesday to enforce coronavirus safety in schools.

Students tear down fencing at Manchester campus as rage boils at lockdown treatment

06 November 2020
Students say they have been treated with contempt by the authorities during the pandemic

Teachers’ strikes and student blockades in France over lack of virus safety in schools

03 November 2020
Thousands of teachers struck across France on Monday and Tuesday in protest at the lack of coronavirus safety in schools.

Education workers demand schools close during lockdown, and discuss how to make it happen

01 November 2020
The Tory plan leaves schools, colleges and universities – major sources of virus transmission – open

Action and strike votes at universities and colleges

26 October 2020
Strike vote over redundancies at Heriot-Watt and action planned at Forth Valley College over a new role

Young people put at risk by Tory Covid-19 failures

25 October 2020
Coronavirus infections and deaths are soaring out of control.

Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries

19 October 2020
The infection rate among secondary school pupils rose by more than in any other age group since September.

Is university online teaching an inferior form of learning?

19 October 2020
Does online learning leave students short-changed? As more and more virus-hit universities suspend face to face teaching, it can seem like students are getting a worse education.

Students and workers demand action over coronavirus at universities

16 October 2020
In Manchester students gathered and then walked down the road, holding flares and blocking traffic.

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