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After forced academy retreat - teach the Tories a lesson

10 May 2016
Last week the Tories withdrew a plan to force every school in England to become an academy by 2022. It was a humiliating defeat and a victory for everyone who has fought—but campaigners are clear that the fight isn’t over.

Doctors’ rep says prepare for more strikes, as BMA conference nears

10 May 2016
Junior doctors are set to meet for the British Medical Association’s (BMA) junior doctors’ conference in London this Saturday.

Jeremy Hunt in trouble as junior doctors ‘full walkout’ gets huge support—now let’s finish him off

26 April 2016
Junior doctors walked out across England today, Tuesday, against the imposition of a dangerous new contract.

What is education for? How the market fails our children

19 April 2016
Schools are increasingly focused on exams and targets. Adam Unwin, co-author of a new book on education, told Sadie Robinson competition lets children and teachers down

Scottish PFI schools funding farce cost billions

19 April 2016
When Storm Gertrude hit Scotland in January it didn’t only blow apart a wall at a privately built school in Edinburgh. It also blew the lid off the public private partnership models used to fund infrastructure projects.

Edinburgh PFI schools fiasco shines a light on all the mainstream parties

12 April 2016
A Private finance initiative (PFI) consortium faces financial penalties after the shock closure of 17 Edinburgh schools last Friday.

Over 1,000 march in Newcastle in solidarity with junior doctors - and to save the NHS

11 April 2016
Over 1,000 people joined a North East march to save the NHS in Newcastle last Saturday.

Campaigners push Tories into U-turn over hated baseline tests for four year olds

08 April 2016
Teachers, parents and campaigners are celebrating after the Tories were forced into an embarrassing U-turn on baseline testing.

Hundreds of junior doctors and supporters rally amid calls for joint workers' action

07 April 2016
Up to 200 junior doctors and trade unionists from across east London rallied outside Hackney Town Hall this lunchtime, Thursday.

Junior doctors resolute on day 2 of their strike against dangerous contracts

07 April 2016
Junior doctors' determination to stop Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt's imposition of a dangerous new contract has remained firm into the second day of their 48-hour walkout.

Soas workers and students walk out in solidarity with striking junior doctors

06 April 2016
Around 50 workers and students from the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) walked out in solidarity with junior doctors this lunchtime, Wednesday.

Solidarity pours in for junior doctors as they start a 48-hour strike against new contracts

06 April 2016
Junior doctors in England have walked out against Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt's imposition of a dangerous new contract, today, Wednesday.

Campaigners step up the fight against the Tory Housing Bill

05 April 2016
The Kill the Housing Bill campaign is taking confidence from Tory ministers’ defeats on Personal Independence Payments. The housing bill is uniting opposition against its threat to end state support for sub-market homes for rent, sell off council homes on the open market, push up rents through "Pay to Stay", encourage large scale demolition of estates and fail to control private rents or improve security .   

Teachers slam Tory academy plan—and prepare for mass protests

22 March 2016
The Tories want to force every school in England to become a privately-run academy—but the plan has sparked fierce resistance.

Take back housing from the Tories and rich

08 March 2016
Politicians are queuing up to admit that there’s a chronic housing crisis—but no amount of hand wringing will absolve them for causing it.

Solidarity builds for junior doctors' strikes

01 March 2016
Junior doctors are set to walk out next Wednesday in the first of three planned 48-hour strikes against the imposition of a dangerous new contract.

Solidarity needed as junior doctors announce new strike days

23 February 2016
The British Medical Association (BMA) has called more strikes in the battle against Jeremy Hunt's imposed contracts. Junior doctors will strike for 48 hours on Wednesday 9 March and two other dates.

Fury at water charges will shape result of Irish election after 80,000 hit the streets

23 February 2016
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin last Saturday. Anti-water charge campaigners held a major demonstration ahead of the country’s general election on Friday of this week.

Labour MP under fire for betrayal of teachers at Small Heath School

16 February 2016
Support is growing for Small Heath strikers and their rep—but not from the local MP, says Sadie Robinson

Junior doctors walk out against Tory attacks on the NHS

10 February 2016
Junior doctors across England walked out for the second time in defence of the NHS, today, Wednesday. 

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