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Lecturers walk out against attacks in higher education

27 June 2017
Lecturers and other university workers in the UCU union at Leeds University struck last Thursday.

Strikes spread in London schools - and teachers' action can stop Tory funding cuts

27 June 2017
Teachers at a number of London schools struck this week against cuts and the threats to education.

Upbeat walkout against job cuts at Manchester Metropolitan University

20 June 2017
Groups of pickets were out in force across Manchester Metropolitan University to begin a two-day strike on Tuesday.

Teachers begin strikes at two schools in Ealing to say no to academies

20 June 2017
Teachers at two west London schools were out on strike on Tuesday of this week. NUT union members at Drayton Green primary school began a two-day strike on Tuesday. Those at Dormers Wells High School began a three-day strike.

Union leader tells Forest Hill School strikers - ‘Keep up the fight for education’

20 June 2017
NUT union general secretary Kevin Courtney has congratulated pickets at Forest Hill School for striking over cuts – and urged them to keep fighting.

As parents plan London protest over school funding cuts - pile pressure on the Tories

13 June 2017
Parents, teachers, children and others are preparing to protest against school funding cuts in London. The demonstration is expected to be on Sunday 16 July.

Anger grows in EIS union as Scottish college bosses drag their feet over pay deal

13 June 2017
Scottish college bosses are still dragging their feet in a long-running dispute over equal pay.

Anger from unions at new SNP plan to privatise teacher training

06 June 2017
The EIS education union has reacted angrily to the Scottish government’s plan to involve private firms in teacher training.

UCU union congress calls for national strategy to defeat attacks on education

30 May 2017
Delegates gathered for the UCU union’s annual congress in Brighton last weekend. Members in the higher education sector conference defeated the union leadership by backing a motion calling for a “national industrial strategy”.

‘School cuts are an election issue’ as parents, pupils and teachers protest

30 May 2017
Parents, children, teachers and others joined a nationwide day of action yesterday, Friday, against cuts to school funding.

It’s right to fight the Tories as ‘Big School Assembly’ against cuts draws huge crowd

30 May 2017
More than 1,000 people gathered in Mile End Park in east London this evening, Wednesday, in a fantastic show of opposition to school funding cuts.

Scottish lecturers get their bosses telt

23 May 2017
 College lecturers in Scotland held a victory rally on Saturday after their bosses "crumbled" on Friday in the face of an escalating national dispute.

Big schools protests pledge resistance to Tory education funding cuts

23 May 2017
Anger at Theresa May's plan to slash billions from schools' budgets burst onto the streets

Conference to vote on action

23 May 2017
The general election will influence debates at the UCU union’s annual congress in Brighton this weekend.

Tory wreckers manifesto is only for the rich

23 May 2017
Theresa May tried to pitch her manifesto as progressive with false promises on the NHS and schools. Nick Clark unpicks the attacks that they’re planning

As college lecturers stage fifth national walkout SNP minister sides with bosses

16 May 2017
Scottish National Party (SNP) education minister John Swinney came down on the side of college bosses in the Scottish parliament today, Tuesday, as lecturers held their fifth national walkout.

Forest Hill strikers battle on as Plumstead Manor strike wins

16 May 2017
Strikers formed a noisy picket line at Forest Hill School in south east London. It was the eighth walkout in a struggle to stop cuts.

Universities threaten massive job cuts

16 May 2017
Thousands of jobs are under threat at universities across Britain—and there are signs of resistance.

SNP-linked lobbyists batting for Scotland's college bosses to beat strike

16 May 2017
A secretive and influential firm of lobbyists with close links to the Scottish National Party (SNP) is working on behalf of bosses’ group Colleges Scotland.

EIS Fela national college strike goes from strength to strength

16 May 2017
A major industrial battle is raging in Scotland that the mainstream press has largely ignored for two weeks. Today, Thursday, thousands of college lecturers held their fourth national walkout in a fortnight.

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