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Five schools set to strike in fight to beat academies

13 February 2018
Workers at Cumberland School in Newham, east London, struck on Thursday of last week against a plan to turn their school into an academy.

University workers get ready for pensions fight

13 February 2018
Workers are rushing to join the UCU union ahead of a series of escalating strikes set to begin in dozens of universities next Thursday.

Schools suffer from Tories’ cuts

12 February 2018
Tory cuts to school funding have caused thousands of job cuts across England.

UCU pension strikes - who’s on strike and when?

12 February 2018
UCU union members are fighting attacks on their USS pension scheme that would slash its value and give workers no guaranteed income in retirement.

More strikes set to stop academy plans in east London

23 January 2018
NEU education union members at Avenue School in Newham, east London, were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of next week against academisation

UCU calls 14 days of strikes after stunning vote for walkouts over pensions

22 January 2018
The UCU union has called 14 days of escalating strikes across 61 universities starting next month. A two-day walkout is set to begin on or around 22 February, followed by three-day, four-day and five-day walkouts in the following weeks.

40,000 UCU members could strike, shutting down 68 universities

18 January 2018
40,000 UCU union members are being balloted for strikes over pensions. The ballot ends on Friday.

Vote for pensions strikes in the UCU union to stop attack on USS scheme

16 January 2018
A ballot of UCU union members for strikes over pensions was set to end on Friday. Workers at some 68 universities across Britain are balloting to stop an attack on their USS pension scheme.

School cleaners in Hackney are 100 percent behind pay strikes

09 January 2018
More than 40 school cleaners in six schools in Hackney, east London, have voted to strike by 100 percent on a 60 percent turnout.

Well-supported strike at The Cumberland School in Newham says no to academies

09 January 2018
The first strike at The Cumberland School in Newham, east London, against academisation saw over 50 NEU education union members picketing on Tuesday.

Ruling in case of Tahir Alam relating to the Trojan Horse hoax to be withheld

02 January 2018
A tribunal ruling relating to a man embroiled in the Trojan Horse hoax in Birmingham will not be published—even though the hearing was public.

FE lecturers should vote for coordinated pay strikes

02 January 2018
UCU union members in 19 further education (FE) colleges are set to ballot for strikes over pay. The ballots will begin around 12 January.

Solid strike by east London teachers over academisation

13 December 2017
NEU union members at Royal Docks Community School in Newham, east London, struck on Wednesday. They are fighting plans to turn the school into an academy.

Strikes win jobs victory for Brighton lecturers

05 December 2017
Strikes at the University of Brighton have forced bosses to withdraw plans for compulsory redundancies.

The great ‘Trojan Horse’ hoax

24 November 2017
A new book uncovers how the Tories used the Birmingham schools Trojan Horse ‘scandal’ to push an Islamophobic agenda

Schools inspectors told to target Muslim girls

21 November 2017
Muslim girls in primary schools will be questioned by school inspectors if they wear a hijab or headscarf

Lecturers should vote for a pensions strike

21 November 2017
 

Student demonstration calls for free education and an end to cuts

15 November 2017
Hundreds of students marched through central London on Wednesday on a demonstration for free education and against university cuts.

Lecturers to ballot over pensions

14 November 2017
 

School strikers at Charlton Park Academy are sick of penny-pinching bosses

14 November 2017
 GMB and NEU union members struck at Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, south east London, last Tuesday and Thursday, to defend their sick pay.

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