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Reduced cancer care could kill tens of thousands during the pandemic

Reduced cancer care could kill tens of thousands during the pandemic Some 35,000 more people could die of cancer because of delays to diagnosis and treatment during the coronavirus crisis.

Push back by Tories results in more Covid-19 outbreaks in schools

Push back by Tories results in more Covid-19 outbreaks in schools The number of suspected coronavirus outbreaks in schools nearly doubled last week, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). The news is a stark warning about how the Tory easing of the lockdown is putting health at risk.

Schools: a revolt is going on against Tory reopening plans

Schools: a revolt is going on against Tory reopening plans New figures show the Tories’ drive to push big numbers of children back to school this month is failing.

Chaotic and unsafe school reopening plan could burst the Tories’ bubble

Chaotic and unsafe school reopening plan could burst the Tories’ bubble Secondary schools across England began opening to wider numbers of children on Monday of this week.

Victory for workers and parents as Tory school plan fails

Victory for workers and parents as Tory school plan fails The Tories have been forced to drop plans to get all primary school children back into school before the summer term ends.

Letters—We have to say her name as well—it was Breonna Taylor 

Letters—We have to say her name as well—it was Breonna Taylor  The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has shaken the US and large parts of the world to its core.

It is right to protest at school openings

02 June 2020
Millions of parents faced an agonising choice this week of whether to send their children back to school. The Tories wanted primary school children in reception, year 1 and year 6 to start returning from Monday of this week.

Defy Johnson’s reckless wider school reopening that will mean more deaths

28 May 2020
The NEU union’s joint general secretary Mary Bousted said the strategy meant “risks” to health and was a “disaster”. She added that government guidance on social distancing is “impossible” in schools.

Parents and teachers could wreck Johnson’s school plan

25 May 2020
Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the Tories would push ahead with plans to get more children in schools from Monday of next week

Huge meetings of parents boost fight against unsafe schools opening

22 May 2020
Over 580 people joined a meeting in Redbridge, 185 in Coventry and 140 in Hackney

Workers, parents and students unite to fight dangerous schools reopening

20 May 2020
The Tories’ plan to start reopening schools from 1 June looks “increasingly unlikely” to take place. That’s according to a furious article in the Daily Mail newspaper.

Workers fight Tory push for unsafe schools return

19 May 2020
The battle is on to stop the Tories forcing an unsafe reopening of schools from 1 June.

‘We can teach the Tories a lesson’—school workers, parents and students speak out over unsafe return to school

17 May 2020
The battle over reopening schools could make or break the Tory drive to get people back to work before it’s safe.

A dangerous plan to reopen schools in France fails as many stay shut

11 May 2020
The French government tried to reopen schools on Monday in the teeth of opposition from parents, students, teachers and scientists.

Fury at Johnson’s plan to reopen schools means potential for real resistance

11 May 2020
Parents and school workers have reacted with fear and fury to Boris Johnson’s announcement that schools could start to reopen from next month.

Tory government has lied over free school meals for poor children

05 May 2020
Many parents across England have been unable to access vouchers or meals to support children while schools are closed due to the crisis.

Don’t open schools too early, teachers warn

04 May 2020
Tory plans to get parents back to work are unsafe—and totally dishonest

Reopening schools won’t help poor children

26 April 2020
Governments claim they are reopening schools out of concern for children’s welfare and safety. But Sadie Robinson reveals the real reasons

Those who want schools re-opened must say how they will keep us safe

21 April 2020
Schools and colleges should only reopen when it is safe to do so.

‘Our dispute is not over,’ say sixth form strikers

24 March 2020
Two contradictory developments in the sixth form colleges dispute crashed into one another last week

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