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Thousands of teachers prepare for new battle

18 June 2013
A wave of regional teachers’ strikes can help restart the fight against the Tories, says Sadie Robinson

No lesson from Labour on education

18 June 2013
There will be no return to a properly funded, comprehensive education system under a Labour government. 

School workers strike back

18 June 2013
NUT and NASUWT union members at John Gulson school in Coventry began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

Michael Gove - new ways to fail at school

11 June 2013
The education minister is doing what’s right for capitalism—not children say Nick Grant and Terry Wrigley

Profit-making school chain collapses in Sweden

04 June 2013
A chain of “for profit” schools, responsible for 10,000 children, has collapsed in Sweden. 

Teachers walkout at Copland School against academy plan

28 May 2013
Teachers at Copland school in Wembley, north west London, struck on Thursday of last week against plans to turn the school into an academy.

Teachers strike back against attacks

28 May 2013
Teachers at Uplands Junior School in Leicester struck on Tuesday of last week over job cuts. Eight teaching assistants could lose their jobs.

Michael Gove's in trouble with head teachers

21 May 2013
Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove had a rough time last week.

Teachers' group discusses building for walkouts

21 May 2013
Some 40 teachers from a couple of dozen NUT union branches met for the steering committee of Lanac in Birmingham last Saturday.

Teachers plan walkout to stop academy

21 May 2013
Teachers at Copland Community School in Wembley, north west London, were set to strike on Thursday of this week.

Workers defy Greek government’s threats to ‘conscript’ striking teachers

14 May 2013
Thousands of high school teachers in Greece could face arrest if they strike during exams from Friday of this week.

Teachers rally support for walkout against Gove

30 April 2013
Some 500 teachers and parents packed into a joint NUT/NASUWT union rally for education in Liverpool on Saturday of last week. Another 700 rallied in Manchester. 

Danish government uses law to end all-out teachers' strike

30 April 2013
The Labour-led governing coalition in Denmark last week used legal powers to end a four-week all out strike by the country’s teachers.

Seminar to defend school history

23 April 2013
Some 60 teachers and students attended the first seminar of the Defend School History campaign last Saturday.

Trade unionists remember Lucy Meadows

23 April 2013
Over 100 people marched in Accrington, Lancashire, last Saturday in memory of Lucy Meadows.

Teachers gear up for rallies against Gove

23 April 2013
Teachers were set to rally in Liverpool and Manchester on Saturday of this week. The action is part of a joint campaign by the NUT and NASUWT unions to defend teachers’ pay, pensions and conditions.

Teachers' union narrow vote against strikes on 26 June

03 April 2013
Teachers at the NUT union conference in Liverpool have voted narrowly against striking on 26 June.

Teachers demand a national walkout

28 March 2013
Teachers in the NUT union were set to gather for the union’s annual conference in Liverpool on Friday of this week (see below).

Protest in solidarity with hounded teacher

28 March 2013
Lucy Meadows, a transgender teacher, was found dead in her home on Wednesday of last week in what police believe to be a suicide.

Teachers march in London and Coventry

21 March 2013
They called on Tory education secretary Michael Gove to resign.

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