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

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

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

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

The racist ‘Trojan Horse’ lie hits the rocks after case is thrown out

The racist ‘Trojan Horse’ lie hits the rocks after case is thrown out An Islamophobic scheme to accuse Muslims of taking over Birmingham schools was further exposed as a lie last week. Sadie Robinson says the scandal is how Muslims were demonised

Anger from unions at new SNP plan to privatise teacher training

Anger from unions at new SNP plan to privatise teacher training The EIS education union has reacted angrily to the Scottish government’s plan to involve private firms in teacher training.

Forest Hill School teachers strike for seventh time to stop school cuts

Forest Hill School teachers strike for seventh time to stop school cuts Teachers at Forest Hill School struck for the seventh time today, Wednesday, in a battle to stop savage cuts.

Teachers coordinate strikes in London over school cuts - and protests are planned

25 April 2017
Workers at three schools in south east London began a coordinated two-day strike against cuts on Tuesday of this week.

School cuts could soon mean strikes after teachers back walkouts at NUT conference

18 April 2017
Teachers in some English schools could strike in the summer term in response to Tory funding cuts. Delegates at the NUT union’s annual conference in Cardiff unanimously voted for the plan last weekend (see below).

NUT union backs ballots for a boycott of the hated Sats tests in primary schools

18 April 2017
NUT members voted overwhelmingly for ballots aimed at boycotting the hated Sats tests next year.

National strikes need to be a part of the fight against the Tory attacks on education

11 April 2017
The education funding cuts are a national attack and require a national response.

Strikers say ‘come and see the difference we make’ before you cut schools team in half

04 April 2017
Teachers and school support staff at three London schools are on strike today, Thursday, against cuts.

Striking teachers battling cuts tell Lewisham councillors to ‘start listening’

04 April 2017
Strikers at Forest Hill School in south east London are causing ructions in the local Labour Party in a deepening row over a £1.3 million cuts package that Labour-run Lewisham council wants to push through.

Backlash builds against Tories' cuts to school budgets

28 March 2017
Over 100 people joined an angry meeting in Lancaster on Monday, opposing Tory cuts to school funding. The Tories’ so-called fair funding formula will see England’s schools losing

The movement against brutal Tory cuts to school funding is spreading

28 March 2017
The revolt to stop the Tories’ attacks on school funding is growing. Over 100 teachers and parents attended a meeting east London on Wednesday.

School bullies meet their match—how resistance to school funding cuts is spreading

21 March 2017
Theresa May and her education secretary Justine Greening may have bitten off more than they can chew

Socialist teachers debate fightback and trans liberation

17 January 2017
Socialist Teachers Alliance (STA) members met in London last weekend.

Strikes could stop academy and reinstate Simon O’Hara

03 January 2017
A ballot for strikes to demand the reinstatement of sacked NUT union rep Simon O’Hara ended on 15 December last year.

South Gloucestershire parents ask, ‘Why can’t schools be run by local authority?’

29 November 2016
Around 400 parents, teachers and students protested outside the gates of the Winterbourne Academy in South Gloucestershire last Saturday.

Teachers should vote for one bigger union

01 November 2016
The NUT and ATL teaching unions are holding conferences in London on Saturday to debate and vote on plans to merge.

NUT faces backlash from branches over U-turn on strike promises

20 September 2016
NUT union branches and associations have passed motions calling on its leaders to name more strike dates.

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