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University workers battles as job cuts bite

15 February 2021
UCU union members at the University of East London (UEL) plan a two‑day strike from Monday.

Overseas university students starved by racist rules during coronavirus pandemic

14 February 2021
International students were encouraged to come to Britain despite the pandemic, so universities could make money from them. Now lockdowns, job cuts and a lack of support have left many struggling to survive, reports Sophie Squire

‘The Tories don’t care about our children’s safety’

12 February 2021
Ruthba goes to work every day in a sector that’s “filled with fear” and where “stress levels are through the roof”.

National further education ballot opens in Scotland

08 February 2021
EIS union further education lecturers began a statutory ballot for strike action across the whole of Scotland on Friday of last week.

University jobs battles + NEU victimisations fight + Heathrow resistance + New Sage action + Defend libraries + Manchester buses + Stobart crisp crunch coming

25 January 2021
More college and university workers are moving towards fights to stop job cuts. 

School workers are up to seven times more likely to contract Covid-19

20 January 2021
Devastating figures reveal the human cost of Tory lies about 'safe schools'

Unsafe universities + Chichester College + People Before Profit event + Rail safety + School jobs fight

18 January 2021
The UCU union has said it could strike if universities are fully reopened this academic year. It said teaching should remain online to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

Resistance in Scottish further education saves lives

12 January 2021
Scottish further education (FE) workers have revolted over safety.

LETTERS—Keir Starmer blaming the wrong people for Covid-19 spread

08 January 2021
In an appearance on TV’s Good Morning Britain last week Keir Starmer voiced his support for emergency legislation to deal with anti-vaxxer campaigns.

Workers’ action in schools forces huge Tory retreat

05 January 2021
Boris Johnson was forced on Monday evening to announce a new lockdown across England. It followed Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of a lockdown in Scotland earlier in the day.  

Reports round-up: Parents fought to shut schools

05 January 2021
More than 5,000 people tuned into a parent meeting about school safety on Monday evening. And 600 people joined the Zoom event, called by Parents For a Safe Return.

Workers’ safety fights at colleges and universities

05 January 2021
Union activists fought to resist the unsafe reopening of universities and colleges this week.

Workers send message to Tories—keep all schools shut or we could walk out

03 January 2021
Workers are demanding that all schools should move to online learning for at least two weeks because it is not safe for them to fully reopen

Action needed now to stop Tories’ disastrous Covid-19 policies

20 December 2020
The desperate U-turn by Boris Johnson over coronavirus restrictions highlights the gross failings of the Tories’ handling of the pandemic.

Scottish further education lecturers ready for battle

17 December 2020
Further Education lecturers in the Scottish teaching union, EIS, have voted decisively to oppose college managements' attempts to replace them with instructors.

Hackney special school strikers demand improvements for workers and students

17 December 2020
Action continued at Leaways special school in Hackney, with three days of strikes this week.

School closes on health grounds after pressure from union members

16 December 2020
Fighting school by school isn't enough, A stronger national response from unions is needed.

School strikes confront the bullying and victimisation of union reps

11 December 2020
A series of strikes at an east London school has lifted the lid on an ugly culture of bullying in education.

LDE strikers stay strong as they plan six more days of strikes to defend union rep

10 December 2020
NEU union members at the LDE free school in east London struck for a sixth day on Thursday. And they have voted for more strikes because they see the walkouts as their only chance to make the school better for staff and students.

Support for solid strike at Brighton university

08 December 2020
UCU union members at Brighton university held a solid second day of strikes on Monday of this week. 

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