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Rent strikers beat ‘back door fees hike’

21 June 2016
A rent strike at University College London (UCL) has forced management to reduce their sky-high rents.

UCU members debate defending education - and more - at annual congress

07 June 2016
The Tory assault on education, and resistance to it, dominated the UCU union’s annual congress in Liverpool last week.

Workers back more strikes to defend pay and education at UCU union congress

07 June 2016
The pay fight in higher education was a key debate at the UCU union's annual congress in Liverpool last week. UCU members in universities held a two-day national strike last month for a pay rise and an end to pay inequality.

Junior doctors must reject Jeremy Hunt’s toxic contract

31 May 2016
The British Medical Association’s (BMA) junior doctors’ committee was due to meet on Friday after details of their new contract were released.

Confront right wing attacks on the NUS

17 May 2016
Two student unions have disaffiliated from the National Union of Students (NUS) as part of a campaign to undermine its new left wing leadership.

Teachers resist cuts, tests and academies

17 May 2016
Campaigners told Sadie Robinson the Tories’ retreat doesn’t mean the threat to state schools has gone away

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.

Prestwich Arts College workers begin three-day strike to save jobs

10 May 2016
Prestwich Arts College teachers in Manchester began a three-day strike today, Tuesday, against compulsory redundancies.

Protesters block roads and students walk out in Brazil

29 April 2016
Brazil awoke on Thursday to extensive blockades of 30 highways in 10 states by activists of the combative homeless workers’ movement MTST.

Revolt in France: ‘The strikes are growing’

26 April 2016
Strikes and protests intensified in France this week in the run-up to a coordinated day of action against the government’s proposed Work Law on Thursday.

Celebrate election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president

21 April 2016
Racists and the right wing press went into meltdown over the election of a black Muslim woman as president of the students’ NUS union.

Nightly mass meetings in Paris organise resistance to new law

12 April 2016
Dave Sewell talks to activists about how they are organising a movement and inspiring thousands to join unions and take to the streets

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.

Solidarity boosts West Dunbartonshire teachers' fight against cuts

05 April 2016
Striking teachers formed large picket lines as secondary schools across West Dunbartonshire in Scotland shut on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

Springtime of struggle in France

05 April 2016
A rising movement of workers and students has unleashed a wave of anger against Labour-type president Francois Hollande—and is an opportunity to push back against the fascist Front National. Dave Sewell joined the thousands on the marches and college barricades in Paris during a mass strike last week

France: over a million workers and students march

05 April 2016
The revolt against French president Francois Hollande's attack on workers' rights reached new heights today, Thursday. People struck and protested all over the country.

Striking Chicago teachers say funding crisis takes the biscuit

05 April 2016
A teachers’ strike in the US has gained widespread support, reports Kristine Mayle from Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 branch

French students defy repression to protest against new law

24 March 2016
French police failed to smash striking students off the streets on their third national day of action against a vicious new employment law today, Thursday.

Students in revolt defy French cops to fight proposed employment law

22 March 2016
A protest movement in France against an employment law is gathering support, reports?Dave Sewell

Reports round-up

22 March 2016
Social work students hold campaigning conference | Final curtain for Opera pay dispute | Holiday hold-up for hot cross buns | Electric action at Network Rail | Heathrow Tube strike takes off | Buses set to stop around Manchester | Coop lorry drivers win talks at Acas | London left rallies against bosses’ EU

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