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Education round-up

13 October 2015
Birmingham strike to stop academy, Open University protests, students defend grants, lobby to defend Esol, occupation at Soas

Lecturers' UCU conference shows a mood to take on the Tories' austerity

26 May 2015
The growing mood to resist the new Tory government infected the University and College Union (UCU) national conference in Glasgow last weekend.

Lewisham schools victory over academies ahead of fresh walkout

26 May 2015
Workers at three schools in Lewisham, south east London, were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday of next week. 

Workers strike at London Met as second union votes for walkouts

26 May 2015
Workers at London Metropolitan University struck on Thursday of last week against plans to axe 165 jobs. 

London Met workers strike back to blunt bosses' job axe

19 May 2015
Workers at London Metropolitan University were set to strike on Thursday of this week against bosses’ plans to axe 165 jobs.

Greenwich College workers prepare for more strikes

28 April 2015
Workers at Greenwich College in south London were set to strike on Friday of this week over new contracts that slash holidays, impose longer hours and bring in unannounced teaching observations.

Determined pickets join Salford strike to defend sacked lecturers

23 April 2015
Angry and determined pickets turned away cars as they took part in a one-day strike at Salford University today, Thursday.

Testing time for the Tories

14 April 2015
There’s a nasty agenda behind the Tories’ plans to test children as young as four. They will set children and schools up for failure while robbing vital education funds to give to big firms. But there is resistance, writes Sadie Robinson

Over 40 percent back escalating action at NUT conference

07 April 2015
Over 40 percent of conference backed an amendment calling for an "escalating campaign of national strike action" over workload and putting a timetable for action.

Teachers at NUT conference must prepare for resistance to education assault

31 March 2015
Delegates will gather in Harrogate this weekend for the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers (NUT).

Lewisham academies supporter Frankie Sulke resigns

31 March 2015
Campaigners against academies in Lewisham, south east London, were buoyed by the news that Frankie Sulke, council director for children and young people, will resign her post in the summer.

More strikes over Lewisham academies

24 February 2015
Teachers at four schools in Lewisham, south east London, are set to strike on Thursday of next week.

'Academies in Lewisham? No way!' say strikers, students and parents

17 February 2015
NUT union members in four schools in Lewisham, south London, struck against the threat of academy status on Thursday of last week.

What teachers need is action over workload and cuts

10 February 2015
Also: Conference blasts plan for 3,000 new academies

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.

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