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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.

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.

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

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

Tory schools funding plan provokes parents' fury

21 March 2017
Parents are hitting back at Tory plans to slash schools' money.

Reports round up: More cinemas join Picturehouse dispute

21 March 2017
Workers across the Picturehouse cinema chain struck last Saturday.

Strike against cuts that will destroy a school

21 March 2017
Around 70 people formed a loud, confident picket line at Forest Hill School for boys in Lewisham, south east London, today, Tuesday.

School bullies meet their match—how resistance to school funding cuts is spreading

21 March 2017
Theresa May and her education secretary Justine Greening may have bitten off more than they can chew

Schools revolt and Scotland standoff add to Tories’ woes

21 March 2017
The Tories are on the rocks over their attacks on schools

Labour activists slapped down by party officials for opposing free school

21 March 2017
Labour Party officials have threatened to suspend one of their own constituency parties for campaigning against a free school

Teachers and parents unite against Tory cuts

14 March 2017
Around 1,000 people took to the streets against Tory education cuts in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, last Saturday.

Cuts and pennies for us, big giveaways for the rich—Hammond hammers the poor

14 March 2017
Former Tory chancellor, George “Slasher” Osborne, congratulated Philip Hammond on the chancellor’s first spring budget for its “fiscal responsibility”. It really says it all.

Teachers refuse to bow down in Bowdon

28 February 2017
Teachers at Bollin Primary School in Bowdon, Cheshire, struck on Thursday of last week.

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