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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. 

Reports round-up: Fresh walkout at Little Ilford school

08 December 2020
Victory after school tries  to cut £100,000 by slashing education workers’ salaries

School students slam the plan for exams next year

07 December 2020
The Tories plan more misery for over 700,000 students due to sit GCSEs, A-Levels and other exams despite missing months of education due to coronavirus

Students revolt against being treated without dignity

05 December 2020
Rent strikes and other actions are spreading

Tories push to keep schools open has been disastrous as more shut everyday

04 December 2020
Coronavirus chaos is causing soaring numbers of schools across England to close.

Hackney school strikers fight for their conditions and children’s education

03 December 2020
A militant, lively picket took place on Thursday at Leaways school in Hackney, east London.

LDE school staff strike to demand reinstatement of union rep Sharon Morgan

03 December 2020
Workers at the London Design and Engineering (LDE) free school are taking action to demand the reinstatement of NEU union rep Sharon Morgan.

Rent strikes spread after student win at Manchester university

01 December 2020
Students at the University of Manchester (UoM) have won a 30 percent cut in rents for this term after months of protest.

Battles over cuts and safety fears in universities

30 November 2020
UCU union members at Brighton University were set to strike over planned redundancies in the IT department

Letters—Free period products provision in Scotland is a win for women

27 November 2020
This week in Scotland marked a victory for grassroots campaigners who have fought a long battle for free and fair access to menstrual items.

Student action wins big rent cut in Manchester

26 November 2020
Students at the University of Manchester (UoM) have won a 30 percent cut in rents for this term after months of protest.

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