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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.

Tories slash our state schools but splash out on their free schools

28 February 2017
The Department for Education is splurging on land for privatised free schools while neglected state schools fall into disrepair, Sadie Robinson reports

Oldham 'Trojan Horse' claims boost racist agenda

20 February 2017
A racist witch hunt is underway in Oldham, Greater Manchester. The Sunday Times claims Muslims are trying to take over state schools.

Start campaign against school cuts

17 January 2017
Six education unions have denounced Tory cuts to school funding as a “national scandal”.

Defeat for government over higher education bill should encourage resistance

10 January 2017
Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill.

Derby TAs call more strikes over pay cut

13 December 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Derby have called six days of strikes in their battle against a 25 percent pay cut.

Scottish FE workers win pay battle

09 December 2016
College bosses in Scotland have admitted defeat and agreed to pay further education support staff the same flat rate pay rise won by lecturers earlier this year.

'We won't be bullied'—meet the women standing up to Labour in County Durham

29 November 2016
County Durham teaching assistants are battling against the odds—and pushing their union officials—to take the fight to a Labour council trying to slash their pay. Raymie Kiernan spoke to the women leading the fight

The ABC of Capitalism—it’s back to school for young and old with this exhibition

29 November 2016
There are hard plastic chairs and work on the walls—but this is no ordinary classroom. The ABC of Capitalism is seriously good fun, writes Geoff Brown

Strike to stop victimisation at Edinburgh college

22 November 2016
Lecturers at Edinburgh College have voted to strike over the unjustified sacking of a colleague and the victimisation of union rep Penny Gower who represented him.

Teachers march over education funding cuts

22 November 2016
Teachers marched through central London on Thursday of last week in protest at cuts to education funding.

Thousands join march to stop attacks on education

22 November 2016
Students and lecturers marched together in central London today, Saturday, in defence of education.

Durham teaching assistants walk out to stop Labour council’s pay attack

08 November 2016
Two thousand teaching assistants (TAs) walked out of schools across County Durham on Tuesday for the first day of their 48-hour strike against huge pay cuts.

Why should Scottish FE college workers waste time voting on ‘not a penny more’?

08 November 2016
Also: Privatisation opens third front in Glasgow council battle

Durham teaching assistants resist pay cut - and prepare to strike

01 November 2016
 Teaching assistants (TAs) in County Durham were set to strike next Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be their first walkout in a long-running dispute with the Labour council over a huge pay cut.

Fight against victimisation at Edinburgh college

25 October 2016
 

News round-up - join 19 November protest in London to defend education

25 October 2016
Students and lecturers will unite for education and march through London on Saturday 19 November. They will be saying no to cuts, no to fees and no to debt.

Durham teaching assistants in huge vote to strike against Labour council pay cut

25 October 2016
Teaching assistants have voted by 93 percent to strike against huge pay cuts being pushed by County Durham Labour councillors.

South African students appeal to workers for support in a fight against the system

19 October 2016
A revolt by students in South Africa against a tuition fee rise has grown into an all-out fight for quality, free and decolonised education.

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