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Workers are stepping up the fight for safety at universities

15 October 2020
Higher education workers are organising to defend safety and jobs as coronavirus tears through universities  

University virus chaos shows why we need resistance - join the day of action

15 October 2020
Students and workers are preparing for a day of action on Friday as cases of Covid-19 continue to soar in universities across Britain.

Activists call national day of action to protect jobs and safety in universities

11 October 2020
Students and university workers have called a day of action for Friday 16 October to defend jobs and safety. It comes as Covid-19 continues to spread rapidly in university accommodation across the country.

Coronavirus cases soar after Tories’ new failures over testing

05 October 2020
Official cases of coronavirus in Britain shot up last weekend after a failure in the Tories’ test and trace system.

Damning report exposes racist school discipline measures

03 October 2020
An Institute of Race Relations report published last week showed how school sets up poorer black boys in particular for a life of exclusion.

A lockdown on dissent

29 September 2020
There was justified anger from the left in response to new government teaching guidelines that ban anti-capitalist teaching materials from classrooms.

Heriot-Watt strike ballot over threat of 130 job cuts

29 September 2020
Members of the UCU union at Heriot-Watt University based in Edinburgh are being balloted for strikes over compulsory job losses.

Students locked in at universities as system profits

26 September 2020
Thousands of people are isolating in student accommodation after a spate of virus outbreaks at universities. Students told Sophie Squire that they are being left without support—and slammed the ‘entirely predictable’ crisis

Strike threat at Soas university stops redundancies

22 September 2020
Workers at Soas University of London have pushed back compulsory redundancies by threatening strikes.

Solidarity with Soas strikes planned to fight redundancies

14 September 2020
Unison union members at Soas University of London are set to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Schools on brink of outbreaks

14 September 2020
Scores of schools across England have closed or partially closed after positive coronavirus cases. 

Coronavirus outbreaks in schools means students and staff still at risk

08 September 2020
Over 100 school outbreaks of coronavirus had been reported across Britain by Friday of last week. They include 73 in Scotland, where schools began to reopen from mid-August.

Students return to schools despite safety fears

03 September 2020
Children across England have begun returning to schools this week. The Tories claim they want everyone back so that students don’t miss out on education and vulnerable children have more support.

No cash for virus health and safety as schools open doors

31 August 2020
Schools don’t have enough money to protect children and staff against coronavirus. Yet the Tories want schools across England to begin fully reopening from this week.

Manchester LGBT+ demo AND Napier strike vote gets results AND Sheffield Deliveroo revolt

25 August 2020
A protest was called by a Polish LGBT+ activist living in Britain to express solidarity with LGBT+ people in Poland facing vicious bigotry

Unfair exam grades still punishing students

24 August 2020
A fresh row has broken out over exam grades. And it exposes the way that the system operates to drive down the results of working class children

Student revolt continues as Williamson clings on and key issues remain

20 August 2020
One student says, 'The U-turn was a massive victory, but this is only going to finish when we get education reform and get rid of scum like Gavin Williamson and Boris Johnson'

Exams U-turn shows that action can beat the Tories

18 August 2020
Students have taught all of us a lesson in class war. Protest gets results.

Fury forces Tory exam cheats to retreat—now Gavin Williamson must go

17 August 2020
 Widespread fury over the exams degrading scandal has forced the Tories into a humiliating U-turn

Futures ruined by Tories’ rigged results

14 August 2020
Class is trashing the lives of hundreds of thousands of students. The ­downgrading of swathes of A-Level students’ grades in England and Wales has exposed how the system operates to keep working class people in check. 

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