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Teachers take on homophobia

02 December 2014
Around 60 delegates at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) LGBT conference discussed challenging homophobia in schools last Saturday. 

Defend Haringey teachers' union rep Julie Davies from bosses' attacks

18 November 2014
The right wing press has attacked union rep Julie Davies. 

Teachers strike against victimisation of NUT rep Julie Davies in north London

11 November 2014
Around 90 NUT union members at two secondary schools in Haringey, north London, struck on Wednesday of last week. 

Fury as court blocks UCU college lecturers' walkout

14 October 2014
Also: UCU pulls Lambeth College ballot | solid strike at Barnsley College | Teachers vote on more strikes

Teachers move to defend victimised rep Julie Davies

07 October 2014
Two north London secondary schools—Fortis Green and Highgate Wood—have held indicative votes to ballot for action to defend Haringey divisional secretary Julie Davies.

Teachers begin strikes consultation

16 September 2014
The NUT union has begun a consultation on whether teachers should take up to two days of strikes before next year’s general election.

Education workers round-up

08 July 2014
Primary Charter meeting to defend childhood | King’s lecturers to join 10 July strike | Croydon teachers are fighting back

Schools round-up

24 June 2014
Teachers at St Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Hebburn, south Tyneside, struck on Tuesday and Thursday of last week.

Lambeth College strikers remain defiant in the face of bosses' blackmail

24 June 2014
Vindictive bosses have gone on the offensive to try and smash an all-out strike at Lambeth College.

As Lambeth College strike hits hard—back strikers against victimisations

17 June 2014
Workers at Lambeth College have entered their third week of indefinite strike—and their action is getting stronger.

Industrial in brief

17 June 2014
Big majority for action at Newsquest | Hall cleaners fight to keep their jobs | Teachers to walk out over redundancies | NUT general secretary election | Gwalia care workers defend conditions | Justice for Domestic Workers protest

Anger and calls for action at EIS Scottish education union conference

10 June 2014
Anger at increasing workloads dominated the annual conference of the EIS, Scotland’s biggest education union, in Perth last week.

Workers vote for strikes to save jobs at Dundee university

03 June 2014
Dundee University UCU members have voted by 69 percent for strikes on a 38 percent turnout against threats of compulsory redundancy. 

Leadership election begins in NUT teachers' union

03 June 2014
Voting begins this week in the NUT union for the general secretary and deputy general secretary.

UCU union leaders feel the heat at short Congress

03 June 2014
The UCU union’s annual congress and sector conferences in Manchester last week were shaped by a debate over what kind of resistance is possible. They took place days before UCU members at Lambeth College began an all-out strike against attacks on their conditions.

NUT conference: Teachers vote for June strike and vow to defend education

22 April 2014
Full report of NUT conference including debate on national strikes. Delegates also discussed privatisation, stress, Ofsted, free schools, the Tories' immigration bill, international solidarity, and inclusive education for disabled people

After national teachers' strike, meet the Govebusters

01 April 2014
Last week’s teachers’ strike showed the anger that exists in our schools. Teachers in London and Birmingham told Socialist Worker about the reality of life in education, why they hate Michael Gove—and how to beat him

Teachers' strikes can beat hated Tory Michael Gove's attacks

25 March 2014
Tory education secretary Michael Gove is weak. The first national teachers’ strike since 2011 is a chance to turn the tide on him, writes Sadie Robinson

Teachers prepare to take the fight to hated Tory minister Michael Gove

18 March 2014
The first national teachers’ strike in two years is for the future of education, reports Sadie Robinson

Teachers’ strike can beat hated Tory Michael Gove

11 March 2014
Teachers took to the streets across Britain last weekend to publicise an upcoming strike.

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