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Reports round-up: Glasgow equal pay campaign

Reports round-up: Glasgow equal pay campaign Also, anti-fracking protest in York, Bradford children's services at risk and more

Well-supported strike at The Cumberland School in Newham says no to academies

Well-supported strike at The Cumberland School in Newham says no to academies The first strike at The Cumberland School in Newham, east London, against academisation saw over 50 NEU education union members picketing on Tuesday.

Strike over workload at Sheffield primary school

Strike over workload at Sheffield primary school Teachers at Westways Primary School in Sheffield began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week in a row over workload and other issues.

Parents, children and teachers united against academies

Parents, children and teachers united against academies The first strike day against academisation at Avenue School in Newham, east London, took place on Wednesday of last week. Also: Reports from Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, the Village School in Brent and Westways Primary School in Sheffield

Reports round-up

Reports round-up Driving Examiners in the PCS union are set to stage a 48-hour strike on Monday and Tuesday next week in a dispute over working hours.

Take academies back into public hands

Take academies back into public hands The scandal over Wakefield City Academies Trust has exposed the realities of privatisation. Many people want the schools abandoned by the trust to be run by the council.

School strikers at Charlton Park Academy are sick of penny-pinching bosses

14 November 2017
 GMB and NEU union members struck at Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, south east London, last Tuesday and Thursday, to defend their sick pay.

Calls to take back Yorkshire schools

14 November 2017
There are growing demands for schools abandoned by a multi?academy trust in Yorkshire to be taken back under local authority control.

School strikes in Ealing show the way to beat back academies

14 July 2017
Strikes at a primary school in Ealing, west London, have scored a significant victory in a battle against academies.

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

20 June 2017
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.

West London teachers fight academies

16 May 2017
Dormers Wells High School teachers in Southall, west London, struck last week against their school being turned into an academy.

School strikes against cuts grow in London

25 April 2017
School strikes are spreading across London even before the Tory funding cuts have begun to hit schools.

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.

Don’t let the bosses sack Simon O’Hara

06 December 2016
Bosses at Birmingham’s Small Heath School have sacked former NUT union rep Simon O’Hara.

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.

Theresa May's grammar schools will write working class children off as failures

09 August 2016
The Tories could open new grammar schools. The right wing press eagerly explained that this is part of Theresa May’s drive to boost “social mobility”.

School walkout over pay in Liverpool

19 July 2016
Also: Academy action in Wallasey, East London school bosses back down, Kevin Courtney wins NUT union election

Teachers wage war on Tories with England-wide walkout

05 July 2016
Teachers in England struck on Tuesday in a battle against Tory education policies and cuts. Thousands of schools were closed as the walkout made a big impact.

Teachers set to strike against Tory cuts - and fight to defend education

28 June 2016
Teachers will take part in an England-wide school strike next Tuesday over the impact of Tory policies and funding cuts.

Teachers race to get out the biggest possible strike vote

14 June 2016
Tory cuts, tests and academisation threaten schools, but teachers are ready to fight, says Sadie Robinson

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